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10 December 2019
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. Participants of the 6th...
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....
25 November 2019
For the first time, a regional training course on basic taxonomy and identification of marine species and macroinvertebrates was organized by the EAF-Nansen Programme from 15 to 26 July 2019 at the Directorate of Fisheries in Yangon, Myanmar. Twenty-three participants from Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka attended the workshop ran by FAO's Peter Psomadakis (course leader and principal lecturer,) and Deborah Catena (lecturer and lab assistant), supported by staff from FAO Myanmar, together with the regional Directorate of Fisheries. A similar training, but on a national level, was organized by FAO Bangladesh from 16 to 27 June 2019 in Chottagram, gathering...
04 November 2019
*This news item is also available in French 5-6 November | Cotonou, Benin. During the first week of November, EAF-Nansen Programme's partners and key stakeholders are gathering at the 2019 Forum in Cotonou, Benin. Under the theme Sustainability of Fisheries in the Context of EAF, the meeting will focus on promoting the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF), and how to achieve sustainable fisheries management practices while safeguarding healthy marine ecosystems. One session will be dedicated to sharing lessons learned from implementation of EAF and how improved monitoring can be achieved. Another session will be focused on small pelagic...
23 October 2019
24-25 September 2019, Dakar, Senegal. Since 2017, the EAF-Nansen Programme has included studies of ocean acidification as part of its research program. In this regard, the laboratory on the research vessel (R/V) Dr Fridtjof Nansen was equipped with instrumentation for measurements of seawater pH and total alkalinity. Workshop participants on board the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen © IMR In September 2019, a workshop was organized on board the vessel to showcase the equipment and give an overview of...
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...
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