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World’s fish consumption unsustainable, UN warns

Overfishing

A third of the world’s oceans are overfished and fish consumption is at an all-time high, raising fears over the sustainability of a key source of protein for millions around the world, the UN warned in a report on Monday, July 9, 2018. According to a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, overfishing is particularly bad in parts ...

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Second largest reef on Earth off ‘danger list’

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second largest coral reef system after the Great Barrier Reef – has come off the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The decision was taken on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in ...

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Abidjan Convention builds GIS technicians’ capacity on database management

Abidjan Convention

The Abidjan Convention is a comprehensive umbrella agreement, which came into force in 1984, for the protection and management of the marine and coastal areas of the South-Eastern Atlantic Ocean from Mauritania to the western seaboard of South Africa. Pollution from the atmosphere and from ships, dumping, land-based activities, exploration and exploitation of the seabed are among its pressing concerns ...

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World Oceans Day: Institute seeks safety of marine lives

NIOMR World Oceans Day

The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) on Friday, June 8, 2018 called on Nigerians to do more to ensure safety of marine lives. NIOMR’s Assistant Director, Dr Mabel Yarhere, made the call in Lagos during the “Alfa Beach Clean-up and Up Cycle Training” to mark the 2018 World Oceans Day. The institute organised the event in collaboration ...

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World Ocean Day: Groups clean up Elegushi beach

Elegushi beach

An environmental group, Let’s Do It Campaign Nigeria, and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Lagos Metropolitan, on Saturday cleaned-up the Elegushi beach to mark the World Ocean Day. The Elegushi Beach is a private beach located at Lekki in Lagos State. The beach is owned by the Elegushi Royal family of Lagos. World Oceans Day is observed yearly on June ...

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Guterres urges unity against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans. Guterres, who stated this in his message for World Oceans Day, said everybody could contribute “from carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up”. The UN chief reminded everyone of the major role the oceans had in everyday ...

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World Oceans Day: Preserving oceans vital for world – Fijian president

Jioji Konrote

On World Oceans Day, Fijian President Jioji Konrote on Friday, June 8, 2018 stressed the importance of preserving the ocean for the world. The president also noted that Fiji’s leadership on the preservation of the world’s oceans is one of the most important tasks the nation has ever undertaken. “The World Oceans Day is not only an opportunity to highlight the ...

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Fishes caught from plastic waste-infested water dangerous for consumption – Aquaculturist

Plastic pollution

An aquaculture expert, Mr Remi Ahmed, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 warned that fishes caught in plastic-infested waterways are dangerous for consumption. Ahmed, National President, Tilapia Aquaculture Developers Association of Nigeria (TADAN), made the disclosure in Lagos against the backdrop of increasing plastic wastes in the state. He said that plastic wastes were becoming a huge environmental challenge that needed ...

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$210m project to boost resilience of coastal communities in West Africa

coastal erosion

The West African Coastal Areas (WACA) Resilience Investment Project, funded in part by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has been approved by the World Bank Group Board. The regional project will help build the resilience of coastal communities in Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo through a $210 million financing package. Led by West African governments, the WACA project will protect ...

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$300m AfDB fund for Niger Basin launched

Niger River Basin

The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) has launched a $300 million fund with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for technical and environmental studies to protect the basin from the consequences of climate change. The Executive Secretary of NBA, Dr Abderahim Hamid, made this known on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the opening of the 36th Ordinary Session of the Council of ...

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