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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Public Meeting To Guide the Future of Our Marine Environment



Please Mark your calendars: starting on Tuesday August 14th, 2012, the Benguela Current Commission is hosting a set of consultative meetings to discuss key issues of concern for the future of Namibia's ocean and the greater Benguela Large Marine Ecosystem. There is a lot of pressure by industry to release hazardous wastes and toxic substances in our ocean and to mine the ocean floor. The meeting is intended to guide the Strategic Environmental Assessment for our marine environment. It is critical for the public to attend one of the meetings, as the future of our ocean it is at stake, as well as the people that rely on it for survival. Already industry has the upper hand since they have driven the process so far- we the people of the community need to balance the power as the future of our country is at stake. The public meeting in Swakopmund is on Tuesday the 14th of August 2012 at 17:30 at the auditorium of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources National Marine Information and Research Center in Strand Street, Swakopmund (Namibia). There are also additional meetings on Wednesday the 15th of August and Thursday the 16th of August (as noted in the picture above). Please feel free to attend any or all of the meetings and raise your voice. If you cannot attend and would like to receive updates or become a registered interested and affected party, please send an email to gudrun.denker@saiea.com

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