The Summit between the European Union and the African Union, which will take place in a few days, is an opportunity to give a voice to African artisanal fisheries stakeholders and civil society to identify how partnership relations between Africa and Europe can help support sustainable artisanal fisheries in Africa
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Liberia: UL To Offer Fisheries Science Degree Soon – NaFAA Emma Glassco Discloses
Monrovia – If all processes that hinged on offering new college degrees at any higher institution of learning are concluded, the state-run University of Liberia will in the next two years introduce Fisheries Science to prepare the next breed of people to manage Liberia’s rich fisheries sector.
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TUNIS SAVING DOLPHINS, SEA TURTLES AND OTHER VULNERABLE SPECIES THROUGH MedBycatch PROJECT
Report for CNN Greece on the MedByCatch project. A testimonial from project stakeholders in Tunisia on the importance of raising awareness among fishermen on the…
Liberia: NaFAA completes successful distribution of Japanese Yamaha outboard engines in Montserrado…
West Point Liberian Fishermen Cooperative Limited received five boxes of the Yamaha outboard engines from Hon. William Y. Boeh, Deputy Director-General for Technical Services (Left-Right)
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ECOFISH Media Workshop : Journalists take the plunge
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.
Sub-Sahara Africa is at Extreme Risk of Further Poverty and Poor Nutritional HealthSchool-age Boy Selling Fish in Elmina. Photo: Allieu M. Shaw
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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…
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 fisheries
Guinea: Workshop the presentation of study report on the stakes of the artisanal fisheries zones
A study on the issues related to the regulation of artisanal fishing zones is being initiated by the African Confederation of Artisanal Fisheries Organisations (CAOPA) with the support of the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements (CFA) and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
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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 […]
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.
Fish Farmers Urged to Improve Productivity, Contribute to Industry’ Growth this 2022
By Joyce Mukucha Zimbabwean fish farmers have been encouraged to work hard and yield positive results in terms of productivity and at the same time…