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My visit to Mikoko Pamoja at Gazi Bay- south coast of Kenya (blog)Blue Carbon Portal | 02 Dec 2013
Mikoko Pamoja which means Mangroves Together is a project located in the South Coast of Kenya where residents of the Gazi village and adjacent Makongeni Village have come together to protect and restore degraded Mangroves areas as they benefit from them through the sale of carbon offsets among other benefits associated with mangroves.
Arabian Gulf countries to expand fisheries sectorWorld Fishing | 28 Nov 2013
Efforts to boost fisheries development are gaining pace in various parts of the Arabian Gulf as governments in various countries launch initiatives to protect and restock the Gulfs heavily exploited marine fishery resources.
Google Earth could validate catch statisticsWorld Fishing | 27 Nov 2013
University of British Columbia scientists have found that large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what is being officially reported.
Shark attack: Western Australia may change law to allow limited cullGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
The Western Australian government may change laws so sharks lingering near the southwest coast can be killed. Some surfers have demanded a shark cull after another fatal attack at the weekend and the premier, Colin Barnett, says options are being considered.
Google Earth reveals unreported fishingSea Around Us | 26 Nov 2013
In the Persian Gulf, large, semi-permanent fish traps take advantage of tidal differences to catch a wide variety of marine species. These traps, called fish weirs, have been used around the world for thousands of years, but only recently have researchers quantified what they catch using imagery captured from space.
WWF supports Maldives managementWorld Fishing | 08 Nov 2013
WWF Pakistan is to support Maldives in its efforts to provide sustainable management of tuna in the Indian Ocean during the next three years.
Training centre for fishermen to open in MaldivesWorld Fishing | 07 Nov 2013
A new Fishermen's Community & Training Centre (FCTC) in the Maldives will nurture the countrys pole-and-line fishing communities through the provision of fisheries training and education.
Blue Carbon Fieldwork: A Volunteer's PerspectiveBlue Carbon Portal | 04 Nov 2013
The temperatures are in the late twenties and we are standing in the middle of a mangrove forest on Bu Tinah Island kilometres off the shore of Abu Dhabi Emirate. As I look around I can see the beams of sunlight illuminating the faces of the worlds leading Blue Carbon scientists.
Oz fisheries come out on topWorld Fishing | 29 Oct 2013
The status of 93 Commonwealth stocks in Australian fisheries continue to improve, according to a new report.
Visiting the Father of Gazelles (blog)blog.blueventures.org | 28 Oct 2013
I recently visited the United Arab Emirates to participate in the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project (ADBCDP). In Arabic, Abu Dhabi means the father of gazelle (Abu = father of, and Dhabi = gazelle), and my trip to the father of gazelles was my first out of Africa. While there, I had many new experiences, such as visiting the third largest mosque and the tallest building in the world, as well as seeing large algal flats and sabkah habitats.
Longing for a carbon project (blog)blog.blueventures.org | 28 Oct 2013
For Mamelo Honko, a community based association for mangrove protection in Ambondrolava, southwest Madagascar, International Mangrove Day (held on July 26th) is one of the rare occasions to share publicly their efforts and plans with government officials and partner organisations.
Sustainable Fisheries Task ForceWorld Fishing | 28 Oct 2013
An Inter-Governmental Authority (IGAD) for East Africa workshop has culminated in the formation of a Horn of Africa Sustainable Fisheries Task Force.
First meeting of the SIOFAWorld Fishing | 23 Oct 2013
The first meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) has been held in Melbourne, Australia.
First venomous crustacean foundBBC | 22 Oct 2013
Experts have found the first venomous crustacean - a centipede-like creature that lives in underwater caves.
Sea-map sonar linked to whale stranding off MadagascarGuardian Unlimited | 15 Oct 2013
The mysterious stranding of about 100 melon-headed whales in a shallow Madagascar lagoon in 2008 set off a rapid international response - a few of the 2.5- to three-metre marine mammals were rescued, necropsies conducted, a review panel formed. Did they follow prey into the lagoon? Were they sick? Was it the weather, or chemical toxins? The panel recently gave its best answer, and it is causing ripples of concern.
New trap reduces bycatch in AfricaWorld Fishing | 15 Oct 2013
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have helped build a fish trap that keeps valuable fish in while letting undersized juvenile fish and non-target species out.