West Africa’s artisanal fishing fleet has grown in size and engine power to the point where it now dwarfs the region’s industrial fleet.


In West Africa, millions of fishers—both industrial and artisanal—are competing for a slice of the catch. Photo by Sabena Jane Blackbird/Alamy Stock Photo

Yet despite…

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Latest reports indicate that life is quickly changing for residents of Beira City, the second-largest city in Mozambique, as their houses and businesses continue to slowly sink into the Indian Ocean.


Part of Beira City in Mozambique. Photo credit: Yahoo News

Businesses, homes and farms near the ocean…

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MARINE researchers in Namibia and internationally are hoping to preserve the first complete Bryde's whale skeleton in the world after the carcass of one of these rare mammals washed ashore just north of Mile 4 at Swakopmund last week


Marine researchers are hoping to preserve the whole skeleton…

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In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed earlier this week, the parties have committed to exploring potential areas of collaboration, including bunkering.

Under the terms of the agreement, Mandela University will act mainly as the knowledge hub for oceans economy projects, while the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC)…

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Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, according to a Greenpeace Africa report released this week.

The Cost of Ocean Destruction details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences of over-fishing and illegal…

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