Sea fisheries found on the west coast of Southern Africa

////Sea fisheries found on the west coast of Southern Africa

Sea fisheries found on the west coast of Southern Africa

Recreational fishing off the coast of Namibia. Image credit travelnewsnamibia.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Fishing:Sea fisheries on the west coast of Southern Africa

  • Fisheries of the Benguela cold current system cover the area along the west coast of South Africa, Namibia and southern Angola.
  • The area on the west coast of Southern Africa is washed by the cold Benguela current which is rich in nutrients.
  • The rich nutrient base gives rise to the growth of plants and microscopic organisms which provide marine organisms and fish with food.
  • Plant eating fish species and flesh-eating species flourish in these areas.
  • The major fish species are those originating from the Agulhas Bank.
  • These include, anchovy, pilchards, mackerel, hake, kingklip, tuna and sardines.
  • Rock lobster and crabs are important along the coast.
  • Luderitz is well known for its rock lobster with 97% of the catch being exported to Japan.

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