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17 October 2019
In 2017, "Nutrition and Food Safety" was implemented as its own theme in the new phase of the EAF-Nansen Programme for the first time. This research area is intended to increase knowledge on the nutritional importance of fish as food in developing countries. Fish and other seafoods have until now been underrepresented in strategies to combat and prevent hunger and malnutrition in these countries. Instead, supplementation or fortification of vegetable foods with micronutrients such as iodine, vitamin A, iron, and zinc have been assessed rather than seafood as a contribution to these micronutrients. Small fish eaten whole is regarded an...
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.
24 April 2019
A transboundary demersal survey in the South-Eastern Atlantic with the research vessel (R/V) Dr Fridtjof Nansen was organized from 28 February to 24 April (leg 2.1 and 2.2), and a mesopelagic transect was also organized from 27 April to 7 May. The main objective of Leg 2 was to cover demersal resources of the continental shelf and upper slope with a regional survey that allows for synoptic overview of distribution and abundance of resources that may be shared across the region. In addition to determining distribution...
08 March 2019
In August 2018, a post-survey meeting after the Dr. Fridtjof Nansen cruise 1.3 in 2018 was held in Maputo. At this meeting several research projects were identified to be carried out and the projects "Visual Seafloor Mapping of the Cabo Delgado, Mozambique" was one of them. The projects main goal is to identify and characterize sensitive habitat and hotspot of biodiversity in the area and predict their distribution. The project involves two workshops that covers training in video analysis, and strategy for statistical analysis for habitat identification. Video analysis will be conducted between the two workshops. The main objectives of the...
25 February 2019
As part of the 2019 work plan of the EAF-Nansen Programme, a survey was organized from 24 January to 25 February in the Convention Area of the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization (SEAFO). A similar survey was conducted in 2015, when the Research Vessel (R/V) Dr Fridtjof Nansen mapped bathymetry, benthic invertebrates regarded as indicators of vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) and target fisheries resources. The one-month cruise greatly assisted the Scientific Committee of SEAFO in understanding the qualities of the Convention Area and several of the seamounts that are considered actual or potential fishing areas. Within six months after...
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