24 February 2015, Rome--- In the small the fishing village of Abobodoumé, Côte d’Ivoire, it is estimated that 70-80 percent of local marine and freshwater catch is consumed in smoked form. Smoked fish is preferred by locals because of its nutrition benefits and it’s competitive prices compared to other protein sources such as milk, meat and eggs. And it also has a long shelf life, which is about 3-6 months. However, the traditional kilns widely used to prepare this popular food item do pose some problems.
19 February 2015, Rome--- Sharks may be able to swim more serenely one day thanks to a handy new digital technique developed by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and its partners. With more species of sharks being included on international endangered species lists, it is becoming necessary to track which sharks are being fished and caught. Often times shark fins are brought to land without the bodies and this tool allows users to quickly identify various shark species by the fin. The new tool is called iSharkfin software.
18 February 2015, Rome--- Oceans are home to ecosystems and biodiversity that are of great importance to ecology, culture and the livelihoods of millions of people. But with some 64 percent of the oceans’ surface consisting of areas that lie beyond the national jurisdiction (ABNJ), effective management of fisheries and conservation of biodiversity in these areas pose a serious challenge. ABNJ have risen to the top of the global ocean agenda and are being discussed at the highest governmental levels. But a concerted international effort is still needed to translate agreed principles into strong global and regional policies that guarantee (...)
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