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05 July 2018
    From 3 to 5 July 2018, a workshop was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to discuss the implementation of the Tanzania small and medium pelagic fisheries management plan (AFMP). The management plan was prepared by a National Task Group with support of the EAF-Nansen Project and the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP). Participants were from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries of Tanzania, the Tanzania...
04 June 2018
4 June 2018 - Calling into Port Louis, Mauritius, the scientific party of the RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen concludes their one-month study of the geomorphology, physico-chemical conditions, plants and animals of the Saya de Malha and Nazareth Banks on the Mascarene Ridge in the Western Indian Ocean. Data and collections generated will create an improved baseline for science and management advice in this data-poor region.
24 May 2018
On 24 and 25 May 2018, a pre-survey meeting was held in Yangon Myanmar, to discuss sampling design, proposed sampling gears and the sailing order for the survey that will be carried out in September 2018. The programme for the events that will be held on 12 and 13 September was also agreed and discussed. Twenty-four persons attended the meeting including the Deputy Director General of the Department of Fisheries, U Myint Zin Htoo and the Director of the Department of Fisheries, Thailand, Dr. Praulai Nootmorn. 
22 May 2018
Surveys at sea offer unique tool to document marine biodiversity. At the request of the Myanmar Government, the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen undertook an ecosystem survey in the EEZ of Myanmar in 2015. In this survey seven new fish species were discovered and formally described. Among them are two new soldierfishes of the genus Ostichthys. Several other fish species were discovered on the same cruise, including one ray Platyrhina psomadakisi White & Last, 2016, one bathyclupeid Neobathyclupea melanoptera Prokofiev, Gon & Psomadakis, 2016, one cepolid Owstonia nudibucca Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 2016, one pinguipedid Parapercis caudopellucida Johnson & Motomura, one...
22 May 2018
Surveys at sea offer unique tool to document marine biodiversity. At the request of the Myanmar Government, the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen undertook an ecosystem survey in the EEZ of Myanmar in 2015.
17 May 2018
17 May 2018 - On this day, and one year on from the start of the survey activities under the new EAF-Nansen Programme, we are pleased to share some statistics related to the scientific activities carried out by the state-of-the art Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen under the EAF-Nansen Programme. Since 8 May 2017, 337 survey days were carried out, covering more than 41 000 nautical miles with the participation of 483 scientist from 35 countries.
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