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EAF-Nansen training workshop on basic taxonomy and marine species identification

23 July 2015

From 31 August to 12 September 2015 a training workshop on basic taxonomy and marine species identification will be held at the Department of Biological Science of the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique.

The objective of the workshop is to improve the capabilities of scientists and fishery data collectors to correctly identify marine species of interest to fisheries in the wider EAF context. This workshop is the first initiative of a broader programme aimed at strengthening the knowledge base on marine resources and biodiversity in developing countries. Integrating information on biodiversity with fisheries information is an essential component of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF). Correct identification is essential for collecting information on catches and, more broadly, is required in various aspects of fishery research and management.

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