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Internationally Recognized Certificates of Compliance (IRCC)

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last updated: 24 Nov 2021
General information
- Competent National Authority: ABSCH-CNA-ZA-203907-2 | ABSCH-CNA-ZA-203907-2
Competent National Authority
National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries ()
473 Steve Biko Road
Pretoria, Gauteng Province
0083, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 399 9611/8917/9612/9590,
Fax: +27 12 359 3636,
Details of the permit or its equivalent
24 Nov 2021
23 Nov 2022
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Information
- Organization: South African National Parks (SANParks) | ABSCH-CON-ZA-257990-1
South African National Parks (SANParks)
Government agency (National/Federal)
Garden Route National Park, Scientific Services, Office of the General Manager
, Western Cape Province
6573, South Africa
Phone: +27 44 343 1302,
Fax: +27 44 343 2331,
Confidential information
- Organization: Nelson Mandela University (NMU) | ABSCH-CON-ZA-257991-1
Nelson Mandela University (NMU)
Academic or research institute
Department of Zoology, Nelson Mandela University
Gqeberha, Eastern Cape Province
6031, South Africa
Confidential information
Mutually Agreed Terms (MAT) Information
1. The indigenous marine water samples and extracted e-DNA genetic and biological resources from these marine water samples to which the permission pertains may be utilized solely for non-commercial research objectives as defined in the permit and set research by the permit holder.
2. The indigenous e-DNA genetic and biological resources to which the letter/permit related may not be utilized for bioprospecting without a previous permit obtained in accordance with NEMBA and the BABS Regulations. 
Subject-matter or genetic resource(s)
To export water samples for e-DNA research to the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB) in Germany for the purpose of bona fide research only.
Confidential information

Information on the utilization of the genetic resource(s)
  • Non-Commercial
The e-DNA data should be submitted with the South African collaborator/PI who will then provide it to the designated authority.
Water samples collected in terms of this permit shall not be sold or offered for sale.
Additional Information
The specimens will be send to the below Institution in Germany for analysis:

Focus Group Marine Molecular Ecology, Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB) and Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Academic or research institute
Ammerländer Heerstraße 231
26129 Oldenburg, Germany
Phone: +4947148312566

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