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05 July 2019
On Friday 5th July, the EAF-Nansen Programme is hosting a special session at the WIOMSA Scientific Symposium. The session entitled The EAF-Nansen Programme: Research contributions in the Indian Ocean in support of regional and global policy and management processes will feature presentations on the preliminary results of the surveys that the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen conducted in the Western Indian Ocean in 2018. It will also be an opportunity to provide guidance on the proposed research projects and discuss policy and management priorities to guide future work. The session will take place in Lecture room G2 from 11.30-18.00....
02 July 2019
A group of 20 experts from 12 countries, FAO and the World Fish Centre met in Rome from 2 to 4 July under the science plan theme 8: Nutrition and Food Safety. The objectives for the workshop was to prepare outlines for scientific papers from the data collected from the cruises and discuss research priorities related to food safety and nutrition in the context of the EAF-Nansen Programme.
28 January 2019
An event was organized on 28 January 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka,  to launch the main research findings of the survey carried out by the Norwegian Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen in Sri Lanka during the past year. The research vessel completed an ecosystem survey in the coastal waters of Sri Lanka from June 23 to July 16 as part of the EAF-Nansen Programme actvities. The aim of the survey last year was to carry out a marine resources survey around Sri Lanka, with the expectation that the survey would provide Sri Lanka with up-to-date data which would be useful for future...
29 November 2018
The EAF-Nansen Programme fielded a mission to Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Benin in November 2018 as part of the Programme’s support for the implementation of management plans for beach seine fisheries in the Gulf of Guinea. The objectives of the mission were to assess the status of implementation of the beach seine management plan in each country, to understand recent developments in the fisheries sector since 2013 when the plans were completed and approved for implementation and the need for possible updates, to identify other projects and initiatives in place that could be...
20 November 2018
A group of 20 experts from 10 countries, FAO and the World Fish Centre met in Bergen on 13 to 15 November to discuss research priorities related to food safety and nutrition in the context of the EAF-Nansen Programme. The Institute of Marine Research hosted the meeting. This area of work is new to the EAF-Nansen Programme and its inclusion was motivated by the poor information on nutritional and food safety aspects available in developing countries, and the possibility of being able to opportunistically sample a wide...
13 November 2018
On November 6 to 9, 17 experts from Africa, the Bay of Bengal, Norway and FAO met to discuss various aspects of the ecology and the abundance of mesopelagic fish. This is a group of fishes living at depths of between two hundred and one thousand metres (called the twilight zone) throughout the world oceans. Because of their widespread distribution and the presence of high concentrations locally, they have been regarded as possible targets for industrial fisheries since the 70ies, although to date no major fishery has developed.
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