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Building Back Sustainable Artisanal Fisheries Affected by Cyclone Kenneth - TCP/MOZ/3703








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    Emergency Support to Fisher Folks to Resume Sustainable Marine Fishing affected by Cyclone Idai - TCP/MOZ/3702 2022
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    On the night of 14 March 2019 tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall roughly 50 km north of the city of Beira in the Sofala province of central Mozambique Torrential rains and strong winds battered Sofala as well as the provinces of Zambezia Manica and Inhambane Heavy inland rainfall prior to the cyclone had caused flooding in downstream lowlands and deltas, and in particular in coastal and estuarine regions of the country, resulting in a significant rise in the water table even before Idai made landfall The severe flooding brought about by these extreme weather events devastated fishing communities in remote areas of these provinces, endangering their livelihoods and negatively impacting food security and nutrition A rapid assessment carried out by FAO and the Regional Government Fisheries Enforcement Office of Mozambique determined that the relief efforts after Idai had been primarily concentrated in high density population areas around Beira and further inland, whereas the remote communities who needed assistance the most had received little to none This project was designed to bring immediate relief to these communities through the provision of the equipment and materials required to allow them to resume their fishing activities as quickly as possible Special care was taken to support the retention of community structure, culture and dignity, as micro economic networks between fishers and livestock and agriculture producers exist in these areas, empowering local actors to contribute towards the food and nutrition security of their communities.
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    The world's mangroves 1980-2005 2007
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    Mangroves, commonly found along sheltered coastlines in the tropics and subropics, fulfil important socio-economic and envioronmental functions: providing wood and non-wood forest products, protecting shores against wind, waves and water currents; conserving biological diversity; protecting coral reefs, sea-grass beds and shipping lanes against siltation; and providing habitat, spawning grounds and nutrients for a variety of fish and shellfish, including many commercial species. High population pressure in coastal areas has, however, led to the conversion of many mangrove areas to other uses. The world's mangroves 1980-2005, prepared in the framework of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005, provides comprehensive information on the current and past extent of mangroves in all countries and territories in which they exist. This information, as well as the gaps in information that come to light in the report, will assist mangrove managers and policy- and decision-makers worldwide i n ensuring the conservation, management and sustainable use of the world's remaining mangrove ecosystems.
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    Report of the regional consultation to build resilience of aquaculture and fisheries in Asia-Pacific. Thirty-fifth session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)
    Cebu, the Philippines, 11-13 May 2018
    2018
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    Fisheries and aquaculture contribute significantly to the economic growth of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The sector also contributes to food and nutrition security and livelihoods of an estimated 170 million directly and indirectly engaged in the value chains in fisheries and aquaculture production. Capture fisheries production has stagnated in the last 2 decades, while aquaculture production continued to increase and by 2014 exceeded production from capture fisheries in the Asia Pacific region. On the other hand, countries in the region are identified as among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts that will significantly affect the fisheries and aquaculture production chains. The region, which is home to more than 90 percent of the global population, also has the greatest exposure to risks related to extreme climatic events including tropical cyclones, storm surges and resulting coastal flooding on one hand, and extended droughts on the other hand. Hence, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development in the region is of vital importance and continues to be a significant development challenge.

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