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24 April 2018
An interregional workshop on shared stocks management and the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries in the context of the EAF-Nansen Programme was held in Dakar, Senegal from the 24 to 26 April 2018. The specific aim of this meeting was to bring resource people from Northwest and Southwest Africa, to discuss the activities under the management outcome of the EAF-Nansen Programme as well as the related science questions and specifically to key priorities for support in relation of the management of shared stocks.   The workshop was attended by 30 participants from seven partner countries and by Norway and FAO.
12 February 2018
On 12 February 2018, a ceremony onboard the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen was held at the commercial port of Maputo, Mozambique to mark the end of the first leg of the 2018 survey covering the waters of the east coast of South Africa started in Durban on 26 January 2018. The ceremony was attended by ministers, ambassadors, FAO and IMR representatives and a string orchestra performing the National Anthem opened the event. The Ambassador of Norway in Mozambique - HE Ms. Anne Lene Dale, the FAO representative - HE Mr. Pedro Luiz Simpson Júnior, the IMR representative - Mr. Åsmund Bjørdal and...
10 February 2018
A meeting for the implementation of the EAF-Nansen Science Plan with focus on pelagic resources and ecosystems of the Atlantic coast of Africa was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 5 to 9 February 2018. The meeting covered all themes relevant to pelagic resources and ecosystems and their dynamics, in particular: Theme 1: Early life history, recruitment and mortality; Theme 2: Pelagic stocks distribution, abundance, trends and dynamics, stock identity, and ecology; Theme 9: Impacts of climate variability and change on structure, diversity and productivity of marine ecosystems;  Theme 10: Climate Change (CC) and biogeochemical processes. More than 60 scientist form 10 countries participated,...
10 January 2018
The new R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen is equipped for advanced and multidisciplinary marine research and has been available to the Programme from early May 2017. In 2018 the vessel will execute surveys in the Western Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, covering the waters of South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand. Different types of surveys will be carried out including: ecosystem surveys with focus on the abundance and distribution of pelagic and demersal resources from South Africa to Tanzania,...
15 November 2017
The book "The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean - Voyages of marine research and capacity development'' was launched on the occasion of the WIOMSA 10th Scientific Symposium in Dar-es-Salaam in November 2017. The book highlights the enduring impacts of the Nansen Programme on fisheries and capacity development in the Western Indian Ocean and provides a rare glimpse into the practical realities of doing research at sea and shows how the outcomes can contribute to fisheries management. It is written for a broad audience, with technical information provided in supplements. Chapters were written by eminent marine scientists...
10 April 2017
The book "The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean“ Voyages of marine research and capacity development is a regional initiative, coordinated by the Oceanographic Research Institute and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, in partnership with the FAO and the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. It is the first in a proposed new series, and highlights the enduring impacts of the Nansen Programme on fisheries and capacity development. The launch of the book coincides with the transition from the EAF-Nansen Project to the new EAF-Nansen Programme, and with the launch of a new, bigger and technologically more advanced...
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