To fight the scourge of wild fishing and contribute to the survival of fish, journalists and communicators are increasingly called upon to join in the struggle. The ECOFISH program has just initiated a fruitful experience in this perspective from May 24 to 26, 2022 in Nairobi.View More ECOFISH Media Workshop : Journalists take the plunge
Sub-Sahara Africa is at Extreme Risk of Further Poverty and Poor Nutritional HealthSchool-age Boy Selling Fish in Elmina. Photo: Allieu M. Shaw
By Allieu M. Shaw Africa is undoubtedly endowed with vast marine resources and mineral wealth sufficient to feed its people for many generations, yet many…View More Sub-Sahara Africa is at Extreme Risk of Further Poverty and Poor Nutritional HealthSchool-age Boy Selling Fish in Elmina. Photo: Allieu M. Shaw
African seas: more grey than blue – Mansa Banko Online
The unbridled exploitation of fisheries resources poses a real threat to the sustainability of the blue economy in Africa, including in the ATLAF-CO zone bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Urgent and concerted measures are needed to ensure the renewal of stocks and their sustainability. The new concept of the «blue economy» has varying defi-nitions. Generally, there […]View More African seas: more grey than blue – Mansa Banko Online
APRIFAAS : Fisheries Institutions in conclave in Marrakech
Some twenty experts will be discussing within three days on “regional cooperation strategy and partnerships for the development of the blue economy in Africa”. The theme of the fourth general assembly of the African Platform for Regional Institutions in Fisheries, Aquaculture and
Aquatic Systems (APRIFAAS).
Fisheries Industry: Regional Cooperation for Increased Growth –
Lusaka, 18th March 2022 – As part of the implementation of E€OFISH Programme, eight regional organisations committed to making fisheries a lever for Africa’s development met on 17th and 18th March 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia. Kipyego Cheluget, Assistant Secretary General of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Programs, underlined the importance and relevance […]View More Fisheries Industry: Regional Cooperation for Increased Growth –
SSF Guidelines: Social development, employment and decent work
This video gives insights into issues of social development, employment and decent work in small-scale fisheries. Many small-scale fishing communities around the world lack access…View More SSF Guidelines: Social development, employment and decent work
Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisher
This video gives a brief overview of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the SSF Guidelines), adopted by member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2014. The SSF Guidelines are the first ever international instrument dedicated to small-scale fisheriesView More Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisher
5th UNEA closes with strong nature action resolutions towards ac
By Baboloki Semele
Nairobi, Kenya: The 5th UN Environment Assembly concluded yesterday in Nairobi with 14 resolutions to strengthen actions for nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Assembly is made up of the 193 UN Member States and convenes every two years to advance global environmental governance.View More 5th UNEA closes with strong nature action resolutions towards ac
Let's reduce plastic pollution on ocean – African States Bor
The issue of plastics and its impact on the marine resources has compelled participants at the continental conference on fisheries to call on governments to work to efficiently deal with plastics in their various jurisdictions.View More Let's reduce plastic pollution on ocean – African States Bor
Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in African Blue Economy | The Af
The African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), with funding support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is implementing a project on “Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in African Blue Economy’, for three years (October 2021 – 2024).
The Project ‘Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in the Context of The Africa Blue Economy’ sets out an agenda for action to “Enhance institutional capacity of African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities on the utilization, conservation and protection of aquatic biodiversity in the context of the Africa Blue Economy Strategy.”
The African continent is adjacent to highly productive marine ecosystems including the seven African Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) viz., Agulhas Current LME, Benguela Current LME, Guinea Current LME, Canary current LME, Mediterranean Sea LME, Red Sea LME and Somali Current LME. The continent is also endowed with networks of rivers and lakes. The seas, oceans, lakes and rivers inhabit significant number of biodiversity (inhabit living and non-living resources) that provide sources of livelihoods, food security and income.
However, the sustainability of these current benefits are under threats. Several factors are threatening aquatic biodiversity, ecosystems and environmental sustainability in Africa. . These include overexploitation of living aquatic species, pollutions from several sources (land-based municipal and agricultural activities, effluents from mining activities), and uncontrolled introduction of exotic species in aquatic production systems, etc.
The successful implementation of this project will contribute to reducing major threats to biodiversity and ecosystem, improve health of the aquatic environments and thus provide benefits to AU member states, human communities that depend on the blue economy resources.View More Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in African Blue Economy | The Af