EAF-Nansen Programme


20 December 2019
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16 December 2019
The EAF-Nansen Programme's partners and key stakeholders convened last month for a series of meetings organised in Cotonou, Benin, from 4-7 November. The first day was devoted to the Programme's Steering Committee on Global Issues and Other Areas; the next two days were dedicated to the Annual Forum, with this year's theme: "Sustainability of fisheries in the context of EAF." It is worth adding here that the 2019 Forum was the first forum organised in the current phase of the Programme, ongoing since 2017.
16 December 2019
Artisanal fishers from a fishing community in Avlékéte in Benin wake up every day at dawn to cast the nets in the sea for the next several hours. The nets are often set from shore to encircle a school of fish, but they can also be set at some distance from the more shallow waters. The longer the hauling lines are, the larger the fishing area that can be covered with the seine. Pelagic and demersal species (species that feed and live near the seabed) are the main target.
12 December 2019
The development of a new international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) continued with the third session of an Intergovernmental Conference – referred to as BBNJ IGC3 – from 19 to 30 of August 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in new York. Art installation outside the United Nations Headquarters in...
10 December 2019
*This news item is also available in French The capital of Mauritania, Nouakchott, hosted the sixth session of the Fishery Committee of the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) Working Group on the Assessment of Demersal Resources – Sub-group North- held from the 2nd to 10th December 2019. In total, 18 researchers from five countries in the sub-region participated in the event, along with FAO. Mauritania was represented by five scientists, one of whom is also the current Chair of the Demersal North Working Group.
04 December 2019
High-level representatives from Norway and Myanmar, together with the FAO Representation, gathered yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, for an official presentation of the results of the marine ecosystem survey conducted in the country's waters in 2018. This survey formed part of a regional coverage of the Bay of Bengal under the EAF-Nansen Programme, and aimed at collecting information on the pelagic and demersal fish resources, valuable for providing further advice on fisheries management. During the ceremony, the survey report, documenting the work carried out and the main findings, was handed over to the government of Myanmar for further implementation....
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