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Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

South Africa currently has 11 EBSAs solely within its national jurisdiction (listed in blue), shares 5 transboundary EBSAs with other countries (listed in green), and has 4 new proposed EBSAs (listed in gold). Although only some of these fall within the BCLME area, South Africa has chosen to include all of their EBSAs in this review process.


Peruse the interactive map and select an EBSA from the list below to view more information about the focus area.


  1. Benguela Upwelling System
  2. Orange Seamount and Canyon Complex (OrangeShelf Edge)
  3. Orange Cone
  4. Namaqua Fossil Forest
  5. Childs Bank
  6. Namaqua Coastal Area
  7. Cape Canyon and Associated Islands, Bays and Lagoon (Cape Canyon and Surrounds)
  8. Cape Point to Cape Agulhas
  9. Protea Seamount Cluster
  10. Browns Bank
  11. Agulhas Bank Nursery Area
  12. Mallory Seamount, Slope and Trough Complex (Agulhas Slope and Seamounts)
  13. Secret Reef
  14. Tsitsikamma-Robberg
  15. Algoa to Amathole (Offshore of Port Elizabeth)
  16. Protea Banks and Sardine Route
  17. Natal Bight and uThukela (Natal Bight)
  18. Delagoa Shelf Edge, Canyons and Slope
  19. Prince Edward Islands, Del Cano Rise and Crozet Islands