The waters of the Pacific off the California coast are transparently clear. Problem is: Clear water is a sign that the ocean is turning into desert. From Alaska to Central America, and beyond, sea life has been devastated over the past three years like never before. Is it…

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The World Aquaculture Society (WAS), the Aquaculture Association of Southern African Africa is hosting the annual World Aquaculture Conference in Africa for the first time June 26-30, 2017. African sponsorship and support is being provided by the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, AU-IBAR and WorldFish.…

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Early-bird registration is now open for the 4th Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium (SASRS). The symposium will be held in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa from 11-13 September 2017. The symposium will comprise a combination of oral and poster sessions, lightning talks, workshops, and public events.

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In memory of Danielle de St. Jorre, applications and nominations are invited for a scholarship to help fund the participation of a woman from a Small Island Developing State in IOI’s training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management, to be held from 24th May to 21st July 2017 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

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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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