Indian Ocean (Page 2)
All exports of Maldives pole and line caught tuna to carry MSC certificatefishupdate.com | 15 Mar 2013
The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) has praised a new initiative that will see all exports of Maldives pole-and-line skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) caught in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery carry a 'Validation Certificate'? issued by the MSC client, the Maldives Seafood Processors and Exporters Association (MSPEA).
Sandwatch pilot project launched in two schools in Lhoknga, Aceh, IndonesiaUNESCO | 14 Mar 2013
Lhoknga, located in Aceh Besar district close to Banda Aceh, has a beautiful long coastline. It is rich in coastal and marine biodiversity, and is also where sea turtles lay eggs during September to May. The objective of the Sandwatch pilot project is to strengthen existing local curriculum on coastal environment by emphasizing school-based, hands-on beach monitoring.
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 1 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
Having completed a three month research project on the effects of tourism on manta rays for my Masters thesis in Marine Environmental Management last summer for the Manta Trust, I now join Save Our Seas Foundation Project Leader Guy Stevens again to learn more about the work hes doing within the rest of the Maldives archipelago aboard his Southern Maldives Expedition.
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 2 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
A core focus of Guys expeditions is to not only to provide close encounters with manta rays but to enthuse and educate divers in marine conservation issues. Through a series of presentations on topics covering local marine species and habitats, the Manta Trust trips ensure that divers leave with an increased awareness of the threats these graceful creatures are facing and, perhaps more importantly, how they can help.
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 3 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
With dramatic reductions in the numbers of whales, sharks, dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other large, enigmatic species observed the world over, the burgeoning eco-tourism industry appeared to be a positive alternative to the problem of our over exploitation of species.
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 4 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
Since Guy began his manta sightings database, he has also collected similar information for whale sharks, an obvious extension of his work given their frequency within the atolls of the Maldives and the similarities they share with manta rays.
Antanandahy: Where the Women Rule the Mangroves (blog)bluecarbonportal.org | 08 Mar 2013
Our goal was to initiate a relationship with these communities and start a feasibility study for blue carbon in Tsiribihina – and what a place to do it! The locals of the Tsiribihina Delta truly live a mangrove lifestyle – from fish and wood to storm protection – the people here are linked with the mangrove forest at every turn.
FAO workshop on crises in AfricaWorld Fishing | 28 Feb 2013
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), a technical body of African Union, are jointly organising a regional workshop to look at the roles of fisheries in Africa from 22 to 24 April 2013.
EC looks at effectiveness of SeychellesWorld Fishing | 28 Feb 2013
The current partnership between the EU and the Seychelles is being re-evaluated in the light of both development of the CFP and Seychellois economic reforms and policy.
Twenty-Six Countries Meet to Progress Sea Cow and Seagrass ConservationConvention on Migratory Species | 26 Feb 2013
Manila, Philippines, 20 February 2013 - The Second Signatory State Meeting for the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MOU) was hosted by the Government of the Philippines on 19 and 20 February in Manila, Philippines.
Fisheries minister urges higher quality controlnation.sc | 20 Feb 2013
If Seychelles is not able to meet the challenges of being able to service the expanding fishing industry, this will affect our ability to export our fish to our major market which is the European Union. The remark was made by the Minister for Natural Resources and Industry Peter Sinon.
Book reveals wealth of Zanzibar's Chwaka BayTanzania Standard Newspapers | 15 Feb 2013
Researchers have revealed that Chwaka Bay in South Unguja is an important coastal area in Tanzania. In a book launched here in Zanzibar researchers reveal that the area has social-economical and ecological benefits advising people not to use destructive fishing gear.
Fisheries Minister launches Marine Ranching Project in Mahebourggov.mu | 15 Feb 2013
Mauritius: Stocking lagoons with fingerlings is high on the agenda of the Government and the objective this year is to release some 1 500 000 fingerlings around the island, the Minister of Fisheries, Mr N. Von Mally, stated yesterday at the Mahebourg Fish Landing Station during the official release of a first batch of 100 000 Cordonier fingerlings.
Warming seas frustrate Zanzibar's seaweed farmerstrust.org | 15 Feb 2013
ZANZIBAR CITY, Tanzania (AlertNet) – Rising sea temperatures and more extreme weather are damaging Zanzibars formerly thriving seaweed farms, maritime experts say, reducing harvests and putting farmers out of work.
Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme in South and Southeast Asia launches series of country surv...The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 07 Feb 2013
The Regional Fisheries Livelihood Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP), funded by the Kingdom of Spain and implemented by FAO, sets out to strengthen capacity among participating small-scale fishing communities and their supporting institutions in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. Baseline surveys have been undertaken for each country.
Kenya: Panic after massive oil spill at Mombasa beachstandardmedia.co.ke | 01 Feb 2013
A massive oil spill at a popular beach on Mombasa Island has caused panic among conservation experts and marine officials. Although the origin of the spill is yet to be established, it is suspected it may have been as a result of a leakage from a ship or illegal siphoning from one of the vessels anchored at sea.