EAF-Nansen Programme

e-Approach, the EAF-Nansen Programme Newsletter

Programme Newsletter No. 3, 2021
  • Highlights from the EAF-Nansen Programme Forum 2022 in Dakar, Senegal and the event in the Port of Dakar to showcase the research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen
Programme Newsletter No. 2, 2021
  • A life dedicated to the Nansen Programme
  • Senegal initiates management plan for Sardinella fisheries
  • Series of fish taxonomy workshops starting in November
  • Research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen sails beyond national borders to study corals and sponges in the depths of the southeast Atlantic Ocean
  • Video: A special voyage with the Dr Fridtjof Nansen
  • Video: Ocean decade laboratories: 'A productive ocean'
Programme Newsletter No. 1, 2022
  • Explore the wondrous jellyfish of West Africa in new illustrated guide
  • Importance of Nansen survey data for stock assessment and fisheries management
  • EAF-Nansen Programme: a global platform for promoting women in science
  • EAF-Nansen Programme launches fourth scientific survey in Northwest Africa to study demersal fisheries in the region
  • Findings from the Sierra Leone Rise will support the protection of vulnerable ecosystems in the Central Atlantic
  • Video: Ocean Decade Laboratory on : 'A Safe Ocean'
  • Video: Get a glimpse of the work in a fish lab on board the Dr Fridtjof Nansen
Programme Newsletter No. 4, 2021
  • Nansen marine ecosystem survey in Cabo Verde: key highlights
  • The research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen takes off to study marine life in Cabo Verde Waters
  • Discovery of a new species of giant guitarfish in Bangladesh raises country's ambition about solid taxonomic research
  • Nansen research survey in Northwest Africa sets up a baseline to protect bottom-sea habitats
  • Video: Launch of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022
  • Video: Ocean Decade virtual series "A Clean Ocean"
  • E-learning course: Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries - Introduction
Programme Newsletter No. 3, 2021
  • Dr Fridtjof Nansen is back in African waters with first survey since March 2020
  • Sardinella fisheries: quickly disappering vital source of food and nutrition security in Northwest Africa
  • EAF-Nansen Programme Forum 2021: from present times to the future
  • Tackling marine debris and microplastics with the Dr Fridtjof Nansen
  • EAF-Nansen Programme - supporting the application of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management
  • E-learning course: Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries - Policy and Legal Implementation
Programme Newsletter No. 2, 2021
  • EAF-Nansen Programme enters the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030
  • Empowering women in small-scale fisheries in the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Beach seine fishery in the Gulf of Guinea: Striking a balance between safeguarding livelihoods and maintaining a healthy ocean
  • Video: High Level Launch of the Ocean Decade - First International Ocean Decade Conference
  • Video: Transforming food systems with aquatic foods - access to sustainable, safe and nutritious food for all
Programme Newsletter No. 1, 2021
  • Promising future for filling the gap in ichthyoplankton identification
  • Scientific illustration: an art in the service of science
  • Regional workshops on the use of EAF-IMT tool
  • Collaboration is key for the sustainability of small pelagics in the Eastern Central Atlantic
  • Video: Blue Foods: Science for a Sustainable Future
  • Video: A Brave New Ocean

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Programme Newsletter No. 4, 2020
  • Shedding light on the ocean's "twilight zone"
  • Studying the impacts of fishmeal production in Africa
  • Fisheries institutions in 18 countries receive training on "Legal Diagnostic Tool" for implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
  • EAF-Nansen Programme contribution towards climate change risks and vulnerability assessments in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Workshop: Managing capacity- and data-poor fisheries through an Ecosystem Approach

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Programme Newsletter No. 3, 2020
  • EAF-Nansen Programme take part in identifying opportunities and challanges for empowering women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
  • The Mesopelagic Fish Guide: shedding light on 550 fish species in on of the largest ecosystems on earth
  • CECAF-PESCAO Project conducts a series of case studies to ensure effective fisheries science and management in the Eastern Central Atlantic region
  • EAF-Nansen Mentoring Programme 2020/2021
  • Research opportunity for graduate students

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Programme Newsletter No. 2, 2020
  • FAO Story: The long journey home for scientists aboard the Dr Fridtjof Nansen
  • Summary of key achievements and lessons learned by the EAF-Nansen Programme for World Oceans Day
  • New practical guide on legislating for an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
  • Fish: The "perfect micronutrient" in ensuring global food security and nutrition
  • Putting jellyfish on the Nansen's science agenda

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Programme Newsletter No. 1, 2020
  • New tool to monitor implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF)
  • Inception meeting of the "Shared Sardinella" Project at FAO Headquarters
  • Building Africa's capacity for better fisheries management through taxonomy and marine species identification
  • What does it take to be a co-cruise leader on board the Dr Fridtjof Nansen?
  • The research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen begins exploration of West Africa’s marine life

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Programme Newsletter No. 2, 2019
  • EAF-Nansen Programme Forum 2019: Showcasing the benefits of the EAF for sustainable fisheries and a healthy marine environment
  • Official presentation of the results of the 2018 fishery resources and ecosystem surveys in Myanmar waters
  • How is the EAF-Nansen Programme supporting the work of small projects in partner countries?
  • CECAF Working Group met in Mauritania to assess the current state of the region's demersal species
  • First regional training course on marine taxonomy and species identification in South East Asia

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Programme Newsletter No. 1, 2019
  • Survey in SEAFO Convention Area to Enhance Understanding of South East Atlantic Ecosystems
  • Determining Distribution and Abundance of Demersal Species and Communities in the South East Atlantic
  • Post-Survey Meetings
  • Support to the BCC Working Group on Small Pelagic Fish
  • Implementation of EAF and Shared Stock Management

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Project Newsletter No. 28
  • The R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen Story

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Project Newsletter No. 27
  • Improving the management of shrimp fisheries in Congo
  • The new R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen is now in the water
  • EAF-Nansen training course in taxonomy and species identification - call for participants

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Project Newsletter No. 26
  • EAF-Nansen Training workshop on taxonomy and marine species identification
  • R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen Northwest Africa pelagic resources survey
  • Western Indian Ocean planning meeting for the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2)
  • BCLME consultative meeting on the science plan of the EAF-Nansen Programme
  • EAF-Nansen project at the eighth Conference of the Ministers of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea

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Project Newsletter No. 25
  • The International Indian Ocean Expedition
  • The 2015 R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen Demonstration survey across the southern Indian Ocean
  • EAF-Nansen Training workshop on taxonomy and marine species identification
  • The 2015 Norad/FAO/IMR semi-annual meeting

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Project Newsletter No. 24
  • EAF-Nansen training course on trawling and acoustic surveys
  • Meeting on the development of a science plan for the new phase of the EAF-Nansen project
  • EAF-Nansen at the COP 8 of the Nairobi Convention

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Project Newsletter No. 23
  • South West Indian Ocean Countries make progress in EAF Implementation
  • New webpage dedicated to construction work on the new R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen
  • Nansis Training and Application workshop held in Ghana
  • ZMT workshop on trans-disciplinary knowledge exchange
  • Ninth Annual Meeting of the EAF-Nansen Project Partners held at Fiuggi, Italy
  • The R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen SEAFO survey featured in the ABNJ workshop in Rome
  • Inter-calibration between R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen and R/V Mirabilis
  • EAF-Nansen/SEAFO survey with R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen
  • Growing following of the EAF-Nansen Project through Flick

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Project Newsletter No. 22
  • Workshop on tracking the implementation of EAF in the CECAF North Area
  • Workshop on the fishery management cycle
  • 3rd Joint meeting of the Regional Steering Committees (24 October)
  • Norad/FAO/IMR Semi-Annual Meeting of the EAF-Nansen project
  • Nansis Training of Trainers Workshop
  • EAF-Nansen project at the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference
  • Post survey meeting in Gabon

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Project Newsletter No. 21
  • The EAF Management Cycle
  • EAF-Nansen project in Comoros
  • A Teaching kit on EAF for schools in Africa
  • Meeting held to review EAFwork in FAO
  • Ecosystem survey off Gabon
  • Sardinella recruitment studies in the coastal waters of Gabon, Congo and northern Angola
  • Interruption of the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen surveys

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Project Newsletter No. 20 - Special Issue

In this special issue of the e-Approach, we present a short report on the EAF-Nansen Project side event that was organised in Rome during the 31st Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI).

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Project Newsletter No. 19
  • Getting a new fisheries management system operational and reviewing its performance (culled from the EAF Toolbox)
  • Regional workshop on the implementation of the shrimp fisheries management plans for Cameroon, Gabon and Nigeria
  • Good timing of the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen survey in Myanmar waters

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Project Newsletter No. 18
  • EAF Planning and Tool Selection – Management option evaluation and selection – Part II
  • EAF’s Debut in Turkey
  • Survey of Fishery Resources in Myanmar

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Project Newsletter No. 17
  • EAF Planning and Tool Selection – Management option evaluation and selection
  • EAF Implementation Baseline Workshop in Accra, Ghana
  • Environmental Monitoring for the Oil Industry

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Project Newsletter No. 15-16
  • Development of a Fisheries Management Plan - Indicators and Performance Measures (culled from the EAF Toolbox)
  • Progress on the Management Plans
  • The Ongoing Scientific Cruises

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Project Newsletter No. 14
  • Formulating Management and Operational Objectives for a Fishery Management Plan Under EAF (culled from the EAF Toolbox)
  • Collection and Analysis of Information on the Human Dimensions of Fisheries Including the Development of a Field Monitoring Programme in the Benguela Current Commission Region
  • The 2012 Nansen Cruise Plan

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Project Newsletter No. 12-13
  • Preparing a Fisheries Management Plan – initial Activities
  • Improving the Management of Shrimp Fisheries in Cameroon, Gabon and Nigeria
  • The FCWC and the EAF-Nansen Project: A Stronger Partnership for Regional Management of Beach Seine Fisheries
  • The Ecosystem Approach to Fishereis: A Boon for Beach Seine Fishery Management in the Region
  • 2012 CCLME Ecosystem Survey
  • Improving Communication on the Work of the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen

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Project Newsletter No. 10-11
  • Types of Issues for Consideration in ERA for EAF
  • EAF Country Projects
  • Improving the Management of the Beach Seine Fishery in Coastal Waters of Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire
  • The 2011 CCLME Ecosystem Survey
  • Nansen Surveys in the BCC Area

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Project Newsletter No. 8-9
  • A toolbox for the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
  • Development of Sierra Leonean Fisheries Act
  • An Outside Perspective on the EAF-Nansen Project
  • EAF Capacity building workshops held in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ecosystem Survey off Cape Verde
  • Survey in the Nigeria/São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Zone
  • Second meeting of the Ecosystem Survey Planning and Analysis Working Group held in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Nansis version 1.6 released

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Project Newsletter No. 6-7
  • The Issue with Issues!
  • ERA Workshops held in Douala, Libreville and Lome
  • Point of view of the COREP on the conduct of ERA meetings on industrial shrimp fisheries
  • Garbage Pollution of Marine Deepwater Habitats
  • EAF-Nansen Post Survey Meeting held in Dar es Salaam

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Project Newsletter No. 5
  • Ecosystems 2010
  • Legislating for an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries – A Review of Trends and Options in Africa
  • Rare species found during R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen cruises

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Project Newsletter No. 3-4
  • EAF – Some Terminology
  • GIS for EAF
  • EAF Focal Points are better equipped for the implementation of project activities – Dr Salvador Ngoande
  • FAO/BCC EAF Projects Launched
  • EAF "Baby" Projects Launched
  • The R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen Survey Reports available at the EAF-Nansen website
  • The FAO Northwest Africa Small Pelagic Working Group
    Celebrates 10 Years of Work

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Project Newsletter No. 2
  • EAF – the Principles
  • A Strategy Towards Regional EAF Implementation in the South West Indian Ocean Area - Dr Renison Ruwa
  • Mission to inspect the R/V General Lansana Conte
  • EAF National Task Groups Resourced
  • The R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen Southern Indian Ocean Seamounts Cruise

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Project Newsletter No. 1
  • EAF – the Genesis
  • Bringing EAF into the Management of the Line and Shrimp Fisheries in Mozambique
  • The 2009 SWIOFP/ASCLME Ecosystem Survey Underway

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