About NODC

The Centre has been in operation since 1980’s. The current Information Officer is Mr Andreas LTH Hainghumbi. Information Services are recognized world wide as indispensable contributors to education, research, knowledge creation, knowledge management and knowledge dissemination.

NatMIRC providing access to high quality information and knowledge necessary to support the individual researchers, and academic programmes etc. It is a knowledge hub that underpins research and education.

With emphasis on enhancing the quality of life for all Namibian, Vision 2030 calls for rapid economic growth to be accompanied by equitable social development. These twin goals of growth with equity are to be pursued within a broader strategic framework of transforming Namibia into a knowledge-based economy in which institutions of higher learning are responsive to the skills needs of the country.

NatMIRC is a national support system for knowledge creation and knowledge management, providing access to relevant, appropriate and timely information in support of the mandate of the Ministry. Access to high quality and relevant information services and facilities will enhance effective utilization of knowledge, resource-based learning, research and development, and rapid transfer of skills. The library thus underpins a knowledge-based economy.


To sustainably manage the living aquatic resources and promote the aquaculture sector.


The vision of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is for Namibia to be a leading nation with a well-developed aquaculture industry.


To responsibly manage living aquatic and resources to continuously ensure a conducive environment for the fishing and aquaculture sector to prosper.

Core Values


The Ministry will ensure to deliver its service in a transparent manner, while upholding confidentiality and protect information of individual right holders. The Ministry will maintain close links and constructive exchange of information with the fishing industry and other stakeholders, to ensure better cooperation and understanding on sector issues and thus enhance development and good governance for the benefit of the future generation.


The Ministry will ensure that complaints about our service delivery are dealt with fairly and that a prompt action is taken to rectify shortcoming in areas where satisfaction standards have not been achieved.


The Ministry will apply relevant policy and legislation so as to ensure that equitable access to resources leads to benefit for all interested stakeholders, while facilitating the Nationalization of the fishing sector.


The Ministry will ensure to, at all times, apply the policy and legislative frameworks in a fair, trustworthy, genuine and equal manner, while upholding the professional standard in delivering the service.


The Ministry must ensure the creation of a conducive working environment in which staff members will be motivated as team players to conduct their service and make their contributions toward success diligently.


The Ministry and its staff are dedicated to provide its services with full commitment in line with the needs and desire of our client/stakeholders as a team.