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Madagascar becomes the 10th Member State to join the SADC Monitoring Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre

​28 April 2022, Antananarivo, Madagascar

The Minister of Fisheries and Blue Economy of the Republic of Madagascar, Honourable Dr Paubert T. Mahatante, MP, on 28th April 2022 presented the SADC Charter establishing the SADC Regional Fisheries Monitoring Control Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC) in Maputo, Mozambique at the Malagasy Cabinet meeting for approval, paving way for Madagascar to join in the regional cooperation for combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and related fish crimes.
 
The Charter establishing the MCSCC was approved by the SADC Council of Ministers at their meeting held in August 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. The objective of the Charter is to provide a legal framework for the establishment and operationalisation of an institution that will coordinate measures relating to fisheries monitoring control and surveillance (MCS) in the SADC region.