Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Transboundary Resources and Ecosystem Survey to be conducted in 2019 in the Western Gulf of Guinea

FAO and Liberian govt strengthen collaboration to improve fisheries and aquaculture sector

LIBERIA
Monday, August 19, 2019, 00:00 (GMT + 9)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  for “Transboundary Resources and Ecosystem Survey” to be conducted in 2019 in the Western Gulf of Guinea was signed between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA).

According to the MoU, the survey is to cover demersal and pelagic transboundary resources of the continental shelf and upper slope with a regional survey that allows for synoptic overview of distribution and abundance of resources that may be shared across the region.

Madam Mariatou Njie and Emma Glassco at the closing of the signing of the agreement

In addition to determining distribution and abundance of demersal and pelagic species and communities, and collecting biological samples as specified below, said the MoU provides that sampling will be carried out to determine oceanographic conditions (including physical, chemical and biological), sampling for micro plastics recording occurrence of marine debris and food safety.

Signing the MoU on behalf of her institution, the FAO Representative in Liberia, Madam Mariatou Njie, said the project will assist countries situated in the Western Gulf of Guinea to survey their fisheries resources and support fisheries institutions to sustainably manage fisheries guided by the principles of an ecosystem approaches.

She added that the survey will provide a platform for benefitting countries (including Liberia) to use the information and data collected to produce reports on the state of the fishery resources; support the development of human and organizational capacity of fisheries management and research institutions among the participating countries and regional organizations to sustainably manage their fisheries resources.  

For her part, Madam Emma Glassco, Director General of NaFAA, lauded FAO for the continued support towards improving the sector. Glassco: “Conducting this survey will help us know the status of the fish stock in order to open other fishery programs that have been abandoned over the years”, she noted.

According to Madam Glassco, the collaboration will enable the NaFAA to obtain up-to-date and accurate data that will inform their program interventions. “With this information, we will improve our revenue intake through the development of a national quota plan”, she added. She described the support as “timely” adding that the NaFAA currently lacks the financial capacity to conduct such research.  

Fisheries in Liberia contribute significantly to the national economy, which according to NaFAA, accounts for an estimated 40,000 people employed directly or indirectly in the sector. Furthermore, NaFAA believes that more than 50% of protein requirements in the Liberian diet comes from fish.

To continue enjoying these benefits,  fish stocks must be managed carefully to ensure sustainable use for current and future generations. Stock assessments provide important science information necessary for the conservation and management of fish stocks.


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United Kingdom
Sep 20, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Cooke acquires Skretting's fish feed mill in Scotland
Ecuador
Sep 20, 23:10 (GMT + 9):
China maintains restrictions on Ecuadorian shrimp
Argentina
Sep 20, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
The shrimp season will end on October 15
Argentina
Sep 20, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
Galician President negotiates construction of part of the new Argentine fishing fleet in Galicia
South Korea
Sep 20, 21:20 (GMT + 9):
US lists Korea for illegal fishing activities
Kenya
Sep 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Alarm as fishing crafts and cages in Lake Victoria rises
United Kingdom
Sep 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Minister vows to tackle fish farm licence delay
Canada
Sep 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Seabridge joins study of metals on fish
Taiwan
Sep 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Tuvalu changes PM, adds to concerns over backing for Taiwan in Pacific
United Kingdom
Sep 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fish waste-based alternative to plastic wins Dyson Award
Cambodia
Sep 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Cambodia to curb recruitment fees in bid to protect migrants from slavery abroad
Mexico
Sep 20, 18:30 (GMT + 9):
Fishing ban on smal pelagics begins in the Gulf of California
Spain
Sep 20, 18:10 (GMT + 9):
Sealab project plans to present prototype portable laboratory for water quality analysis in 2020
India
Sep 20, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Seafood exports expected to reach USD 14 billion over the next five years
Spain
Sep 20, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
The fishing sector is sailing towards the future: rigid sails, ‘blockchain’ for fresh fish and online auctions



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Jack mackerel exports register exponential growth
Peru Jack mackerel exports recorded an exponential growth in the first half of the year, reaching USD 37.4 million, an increase of 2156% over the same period of 2018 (USD 1.6 million), reports the Associat...
More than 3,500 sales points join the fresh Norwegian 'fogonero' (Saithe - Pollachius virens) campaign
Spain Last year 700 tons of this white fish were sold in Spain with quality assurance of Norwegian Sea products The fresh Norwegian saithe is a very versatile, healthy, tasty option and at a ...
Sea Shepherd to launch new campaign against IUU fishing in the tropical Eastern Pacific
United States Ahead of Climate Week, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announced today that it is launching Operation Treasured Islands late this fall. The campaign focuses on illegal, unreported, and unregulate...
Technological advances allow fleets to double fishing capacity
Canada Technological advances are allowing commercial fishing fleets to double their fishing power every 35 years and put even more pressure on dwindling fish stocks, new research has found. Researchers f...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER