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During a recent workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to shape a five-year GEF-FAO Western Africa project implemented in partnership with the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Cabo Verde and Senegal, FAO officers visited coastal fishing communities and fisherfolk organizations to better understand the principle challenges to improving coastal fisheries in Côte d’Ivoire. Côte d’Ivoire...
In recent years, the bycatch (the fish or other marine species caught unintentionally when targeting different species) of fishery resources has become a concern for various actors, including commercial and recreational fishing industries, scientists, policy makers, conservation organizations and the general public. Public scrutiny has grown alongside a heighted interest...
It’s fitting that while world attention this week is focused on the important climate change negotiations taking place in Paris, France at COP21, a small group of experts in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire are planning how to improve the livelihoods, food security and resilience of one of the groups most affected...
At Vitorchiano, a small village north of Rome, Italy, forty stakeholders – representing governments, fisherfolk organizations, academia, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and international organizations, including FAO, the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Fund (UNEP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Conservation International, and the World Fund for Nature...