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National Park Service to establish marine park in Bayelsa

Marine park

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, says the service is working toward the establishment of a marine park in Bayelsa State to protect aquatic species. Marine park Goni disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Abuja as the country joins the world to commemorate World Wildlife Day. ...

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World Wildlife Day: NCF tasks government, Lagos on marine wildlife protection

Marine wildlife

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Sunday, March 3, 2019 called on the Federal and Lagos State Governments to strengthen regulations on marine species protection to prevent extinction of some fishes. Marine wildlife NCF’s Director, Technical Programmes, Dr Joseph Onoja, made the call in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Onoja said marine species ...

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World Wildlife Day: Group calls for conservation of Nigeria’s marine resources


The Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), a civil society group, says sustainable use of marine resources will enhance Nigeria’s economic development. Marine resource: The West African manatee. Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. Dr Ibrahim Choji, Chairman of the network’s Board of Trustees, said this in an interview with the News ...

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Fresh concern over blast fishing

Fish bombing

Blast fishing, a rather peculiar method of fishing that entails the use of explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection, is bothering environmentalists, who say that the act portends grave danger to the surrounding ecosystem. Fish bombing Apart from destroying the underlying habitat that supports the fish, the explosion from fish bombing or dynamite fishing – as the act ...

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Corals need 9 to 12 yrs to fully recover from bleaching, study finds

Coral reef

Corals need nine to 12 years to fully recover following large environmental disturbances such as mass bleaching and storm damage, researchers from Australia’s Southern Cross University said in a paper published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Coral reef Corals are marine invertebrates within the class Anthozoa of the phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual ...

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Government seeks blueprint on effective utilisation of underwater valuables

Underwater valuables

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 called for a workable National Action Plan to maximise and effectively use underwater valuables for sustainable development. The convention seeks to protect all traces of human existence having cultural, historical and archaeological characters that cover the oceans floors Ms Grace Isu Gekpe, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, made ...

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EU adopts proposal on emissions from maritime transport


The European Commission has adopted a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verification (EU MRV) of CO2 emissions from maritime transport. Bow of a ship The system will be revised for the EU to take “appropriate account” of the global data collection system for fuel consumption of ships established by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Specifically, the proposal aims to ...

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Germany restricts professional fisheries in protected areas of North Sea

Svenja Schulze

Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) and Federal Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL) in Germany have developed tangible proposals for restrictions on professional fisheries in the marine protected areas of the North Sea. These were transmitted to the EU Commission as a “joint recommendation” and concern the Natura 2000 sites in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The BMU and ...

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Nigeria, Togo fishers clamour sustainable fishing


Courtesy of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) fishers in Nigeria and Togo met on December 28, 2018 in Makoko community, Lagos State, Nigeria. The meeting reportedly created space for exchange of information and ideas to ensure sustainable fishing and ensure that fishers’ rights are upheld and respected by policy makers. Adam Derman (second left) with fishers from Makoko ...

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Government restates commitment to promoting blue economy

Blue Economy

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to promoting blue economy for safe and sustainable use of the continent’s vast sea and ocean resources. Blue and Green Economy The minister disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Muhammad Idris, the Head of Press, Ministry of Transportation, on Wednesday, December 30, 2019 in Abuja. Blue ...

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