A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.

"We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is far from small," said Jennifer Selgrath, lead…

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Kenya’s marine resources are declining, but they could be one of the nation’s most valuable assets as long as it follows through on its sustainable development commitments, writes David Obura of the University of Queensland. Kenya earns around $2.5 billion per year from its ocean – less than…

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The exercise was organized and carried out by various conservation partners including World Wildlife Fund Kenya, Base Titanium, Kwale County government and over 300 community volunteers. The event was part of the global marine cleaning initiative dubbed “The International Coastal Cleanup” that takes place annually.

The exercise was…

Read more: Over 6,000kg of plastic waste was collected on Saturday along the Kenyan coastal strip in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste dumped into the ocean.

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who…

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The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences here inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique at the third Ministerial Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES), held at Port Moresby, Papua…

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WIOMSA in collaboration with Future Earth Coasts, the Nairobi Convention, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC), and IOC-UNESCO are organizing “Ocean Acidification workshop – developing regional capacity for ocean observations in support of SDG target 14.3” that will be held from…

Read more: Ocean Acidification workshop for Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region – developing regional capacity for ocean observations in support of SDG target 14.3: Call for application!