Coastal Fisheries Initiative

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  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...
Global call to balance relation between human needs and underwater life: the Coastal Fisheries Initiative in Latin America (CFI).
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...
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.
The challenges and achievements experienced by coastal fisheries communities spanning three continents was the topic of discussion last month in Guayaquil, Ecuador at the GEF Coastal Fisheries Initiative Global Inception Meeting. (more)
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