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e-Approach: EAF-Nansen project Newsletter. No. 29/30, July/December 2016








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    Report of the ANNUAL FORUM OF THE EAF-NANSEN PROJECT / THEME: THE ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO FISHERIES - OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICA. Rome, 16 December 2008 2010
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    The first EAF-Nansen project Annual Forum was held at FAO headquarters in Rome, on 16 December 2008 under the theme: The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries – Opportunities for Africa. It was attended by 35 persons made up of national experts, representatives of partner projects, the Institute of Marine Research in Norway, Norad and FAO. The agenda was made up of presentations on the EAF-Nansen project, results of some of the project activities and case studies. The Annual Forum is for progress reporting, dissemination of experiences, identification of best practices and discussion of strategies. The objectives of the 2008 Forum were to provide the platform to exchange views on the EAF-Nansen project implementation and on proposals for future collaborative activities that will speed up understanding and uptake of the principles of EAF and most importantly its implementation to ensure more effective management of fishery resources in Africa. The keynote presentation on Global Pers pective and Applicability of EAF in Africa made reference to the World Bank/FAO report entitled “The Sunken Billions: The Economic Justification for Fisheries Reformâ€Â and highlighted the need for change in fisheries management that involves improving human well-being and equity, applying the precautionary approach, developing adaptive management systems, ensuring compatibility of management measures and broadening stakeholder participation among others. Other presentations were on the ecos ystem surveys conducted by the R/V DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN in African waters and some of the results obtained, legal aspects of EAF and the development of a Communication Strategy and the GIS component for the EAF-Nansen project. The case studies were from Norway, Australia, Mozambique and the EAF pilot project in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem area involving Angola, Namibia and South Africa. The opportunities that the EAF-Nansen project offers as building blocks to putting EAF into p ractice were outlined. There was an observation that the human dimension aspects of the EAF-Nansen project are relatively weak and the need for greater involvement of economists in the project was highlighted. It was suggested that political support is required to realize the benefits to be gained from implementation of the new management approach.
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    e-Approach: EAF-Nansen Project Newsletter Numéro 27, avril 2016 2016
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    The first quarter of 2016 saw major activities in the EAF-Nansen Project. In this issue of the e-Approach we would like to share with you news from some of the activities involving research, management and capacity development.
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    Minutes of the Meeting of the EAF-Nansen Project Regional Steering Committee for the CECAF-South area
    Accra, Ghana, 29 October 2009
    2012
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    The first meeting of the EAF-Nansen Project Regional Steering Committee for the CECAFSouth area was held at the Miklin Hotel in Accra, Ghana on 29 October 2009. The meeting was attended by representatives from Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone and Togo. There were also representatives of the African Union Strategic Partnership for the Fisheries Investment Fund, the Subregion al Fishery Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) and FAO. Mr Séraphin Nadjé Dedi, Secretary-General of the FCWC and Mr Frederick Adeyemi, Ag. Director of Fisheries of Nigeria, were elected Chair and Vice Chair respectively. The meeting started with an overview of the EAF-Nansen Project by the project coordinator who also elaborated on the basic principles of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF). Activities and achievements under each component of the project were presented an d discussed. Also presented were the project management structure, ecosystem survey activities under the project, the mid-term review of the EAF-Nansen Project and the work plan for 2010. Many committee members bemoaned the fact that the region appears to have fallen behind in the implementation of the EAF-Nansen project. The problem that the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME) project has faced and the effect on the countries as a result of lack of surveys by the Norwegian R/V DR. FRI DTJOF NANSEN in the region was also raised. The recommendations compiled in the course of the meeting were discussed and adopted by the members.

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