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Congratulations to the research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen! Recipient of the Margarita Lizárraga Medal

26/06/2019
One of the most advanced marine research vessels in the world, the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen, received the Margarita Lizárraga Medal Award last night at a ceremony in Rome during the 41st session of the FAO Conference. [more]

Towards Sustainable Aquaculture Guidelines

17/06/2019
In recent years, decent work in the fisheries sector has been receiving greater international attention. Appalling working conditions do exist within the fisheries sector. Labour and human rights abuses have been reported on-board fishing vessels, affecting fish workers often including migrants. [more]

Mahé Regional Technical Seminar on IUU fishing, Decent Work and Safety at Sea

20/05/2019
In recent years, decent work in the fisheries sector has been receiving greater international attention. Appalling working conditions do exist within the fisheries sector. Labour and human rights abuses have been reported on-board fishing vessels, affecting fish workers often including migrants. [more]

Fostering closer collaboration between Iceland and FAO Fisheries

29/03/2019
Last week at FAO Headquarters, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and the Government of Iceland signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will strengthen their collaboration over various activities aimed at improving fisheries management and strengthening coastal communities. [more]

Promoting sustainable fisheries and decent work in Italy

26/03/2019
FAO Fisheries staff were excited to attend an Italian conference earlier this month dedicated to the promotion of sustainable fisheries and decent work in the fisheries sector in FAO’s host country of Italy. Organized in Rome by one of the Italian fish workers’ unions, UILA pesca, and with the support of Italy’s Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and Tourism, the event brought together Italian government officials, labour unions and fisherfolk alongside staff from FAO, FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO). [more]

A true Champion for animals and for the environment

25/03/2019
The whole world knows about the fate that befell Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 the morning of Sunday, March 10th. Despite media efforts, we do not all know the many and varied stories behind the 157 names on the list of those that met their fate in that terrible accident. We do not know their sense of purpose in life, their dreams and aspirations, and we can only imagine the sorrow that their families and friends experience now that they are no longer with us. Those that follow the events and want to know can guess, imagine and get close to knowing, but will never understand completely the feelings of others. [more]

Remembering our colleague, Joanna Toole

15/03/2019
FAO was deeply saddened to learn we lost a dear colleague in the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 near Addis Ababa early Sunday morning. Joanna was travelling to Nairobi to represent the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department at the UN Environment Assembly. Joanna, a British national, was a tireless advocate for ocean conservation issues, and worked frequently with FAO over the years before joining FAO Fisheries. While working with civil society organizations, she collaborated closely with FAO on many joint efforts addressing issues such as marine debris, plastic pollution, ghost gear, and guidelines for the marking of fishing gear. [more]

Mainstreaming gender in west Africa's Coastal Fisheries Initiative

13/02/2019
Women have an important role to play in Africa’s fisheries sector, but their contributions are too often overlooked. The African Union Commission and The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) recognize this challenge, which they address in their Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa. This strategy makes clear that this reality translates into lost development opportunities for Africa. [more]

Coastal Fisheries Initiative underway in West Africa

04/02/2019
Overfishing, competing uses for coastal areas, promoting sustainable fisheries management, building strong fisherfolk associations, supporting women in fisheries, ensuring efficient fisheries value chains. These are common challenges facing coastal fisheries communities around the globe. [more]

Promoting aquaculture in Mozambique

13/12/2018
In southern Africa’s Mozambique, overall aquaculture production experienced a decline in the last decade. This decline is mainly due to high production costs and poor production techniques in the country. Nevertheless, some promising FAO initiatives promoting fish farming as a source of employment and livelihoods are underway in the country. [more]
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