Objectives The main objectives of the Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation Among African States Bordering the Atlantic (ATLAFCO; better known by its French acronym, COMHAFAT, Conférence ministérielle sur la coopération haleutique des États Africains riverains de l’Océan Atlantique) are the promotion and strengthening of regional cooperation on fisheries development and the coordination and harmonization of efforts and capacities of stakeholders for the conservation and exploitation of fisheries resources. Area of competence
Beginning at the Namibian-South African boundary at the mouth of the Orange River, thence due west along the 30º South parallel to the meridian 20° West, thence due north along the 20º West meridian to the equator, thence due west along the equator to the meridian 30° West, thence due north along the 30º West meridian to a parallel 5° North, thence due west along the 5º North parallel to the meridian 40° West, thence due north along the 40º West meridian to the 36° North parallel, thence due east to the coast of the African continent at Cape Spartel.
COMHAFAT/ATLAFCO area of competence - High seas, EEZSpecies and stocks coverageAll marine living resources. Members
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Member: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Republic of Congo, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
Some basic information is available at http://www.atlafco.org/def.asp?codelangue=30&po=2.