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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...
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.
27 June 2019
The research vessel (R/V) Dr Fridtjof Nansen has been awarded the Margarita Lizárraga Medal in recognition of its immense contribution towards the “application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries” at the 41st Session of the FAO Conference currently underway in Rome, Italy. Specifically, the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen was recognised for making “an outstanding, practical hands-on contribution to the application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; and for sustaining a tangible output, which has the potential for a snowball...
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