The importance of the oceans to the planet was the theme that marked the celebration of the day of the seas and oceans in Africa. The date also served to recall citizens' responsibilities to the marine environment.

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Governments across the world struggle to cope with organised crime in the fisheries sector. This is partly because legislative frameworks to tackle the problem are inadequate, and appropriate law enforcement tools are underutilised. It is also because the nature and negative effects of fisheries crime are poorly understood.Traditionally,…

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Kigali, 23 December (ECA) - In the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, it is asserted that the "blue-world" should be major contributors to the transformation and growth of the continent: "The blue economy is the future of Africa ". The "blue world" is made up of not…

Read more: The Indian Ocean Commission Endorses the Handbook On the Blue Economy Published By the ECA

Plans are under way to set up an academy in Mombasa to train security officers on how to combat crime on sea. Currently, police officers lack the capacity to effectively patrol the country’s territorial waters and bring law breakers to court owing to the lack of proper training…

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Scientists at institutions in the US and Australia on Friday published a set of unprecedented ocean observations near the largest glacier of the largest ice sheet in the world: Totten glacier, East Antarctica. And the result was a troubling confirmation of what scientists already feared – Totten is…

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BY the year 2050 there will be more plastic rubbish floating in our oceans than fish unless we make some drastic changes to the way use and dispose of plastic materials.

This is the prediction from a report presented at this year’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland, which…

Read more: Artist Benjamin Von Wong using mermaids in plastic to highlight ocean pollution