Coastal Fisheries Initiative

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Coastal fisheries are vital to millions of people, providing healthy food, supporting livelihoods and generating revenues for local communities and national economies. Yet, they put growing pressure on the marine environment, endangering aquatic species and threatening precious ecosystems.
  Imagine the size of 18 000 football fields, back to back. That is the magnitude of mangrove forests in Côte d'Ivoire. Nestled mainly along the south coastline, around 10 000 hectares of mangroves can be found between Assinie and Fresco in large lagoons and along the Cavally River that borders...
UN agencies and international conservation organizations met to push forward plans to restore mangrove forests in West Africa to benefit the local communities and economies that depend on coastal fisheries.   Mangrove sites in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal will undergo assessment and reforestation plans under the Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI), a multi-agency development program to...
Global call to balance relation between human needs and underwater life 
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...
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