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
NaFAA Takes Free YAMAHA Engines, Fishing Nets Distribution to So
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has disclosed the free distribution of Japanese Yamaha outboard engines and thread nets to fishermen in Southeastern Liberia through their respective Fisheries Cooperatives.The four counties to benefit from the distribution of the fishing gears are Maryland, Grand Kru, Sinoe and River Cess.Th…View More NaFAA Takes Free YAMAHA Engines, Fishing Nets Distribution to So
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 –
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
Create conducive environment for women participation in fishery
The Executive Secretary of the Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean (ATLAFCO), Mr Abdelouahed Benabbbou, has called on governments in the region to provide conducive conditions and frameworks that promote the active involvement of women in the fisheries sector.View More Create conducive environment for women participation in fishery
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
Enhancing sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture devel
Enhancing sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture development in Africa (FishGov 2) Project provides accelerated reform to the sector. FishGov 2 is a follow-up of the First phase of the Fisheries Governance Project (FishGov 1) that was implemented between 2014 and 2018. FishGov 2 is being supported by the European Union.
Strategic Action Areas
Taking into account lessons learned from FishGov 1 and contextual changes, this Action addresses three strategic issues where collaboration with African Union institutions provide additional value and complements the European Union’s Action at regional and national levels.
- Supporting evidence-based decision-making on sustainable fisheries and aquaculture through improved knowledge, effective consultation, solid reporting, and the promotion of cross-sectoral approaches.
- Providing coherent implementation of the PFRS is facilitated at the continental, regional and national levels.
- Strengthening the African voice in international fora and domestication of global instruments.
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$36.6m raised for Lake Victoria safety project
The project will be implemented by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania over 4yrs.View More $36.6m raised for Lake Victoria safety project