The ocean circulation that is responsible for England's mild climate appears to be slowing down. The shift is not sudden or dramatic, as in the 2004 sci-fi movie "The Day After Tomorrow," but it is a real effect that has consequences for the climates of eastern North America…

Read more: Atlantic Ocean's slowdown tied to changes in the Southern Hemisphere

Kenya’s first oceanographic survey ship, RV Mtafiti, has embarked on a five-day cruise along the South Coast. The Sh3.5 billion ship is fitted with advanced equipment that can detect marine resources. The ship, which was donated to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kemfri) by the Belgian government in 2014, embarked…

Read more: Kenya's first survey ship embarks on 5-day cruise along South Coast

African coastal countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) rely heavily on fishing and related employment, yet these livelihoods are all under threat due to declining fish stocks. Coastal erosion and shoreline habitat loss have taken a toll on poor coastal communities that are the most vulnerable to…

Read more: Africa leads in the pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy

1 September 2016 – Addressing an African ministerial conference, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency today stressed the need to mitigate the impacts of climate change and illegal fishing on oceans and coastal communities as fisheries and aquaculture emerge as driving forces behind the transformation of…

Read more: UN agriculture chief stresses role of healthy oceans as drivers of Africa’s prosperity

Mauritius is hosting from 1 to 3 September 2016 the African Ministerial Conference on Ocean Economies and Climate Change which will be held at Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa in Balaclava. The conference, organised by the Government of Mauritius and the World Bank, will bring together African…

Read more: Mauritius Hosts African Ministerial Conference On Ocean Economies and Climate Change

Zanzibar, one of the world’s largest producers of seaweed, is unable to increase production of the sushi covering because of a mystery disease thought to be caused by warming oceans.

The island nation, off the coast of Tanzania, expects to produce 16,000 metric tons of dry seaweed this…

Read more: Mystery Disease in Warming Ocean Halts Zanzibar Seaweed Plan