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Women stakeholders in the small scale fisheries sector in Africa have lamented that  that rising incidences of Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is causing damage to small scale fishing on the African continent. The women, including fishmongers, micro-fishmongers, processors and traders of fish products from the artisanal fisheries sector across Africa…

The African Confederation of Artisanal Fisheries Professional Organizations (CAOPA), and partners including; Federation of Artisanal Fishermen at the Indian Oceans (FPAOI), Fishermen and Boat Owners Association Seychelles (FBOA) in partnership with the Professional Fisheries Organizations of the Seychelles (PFS) have begun a three day World Fisheries Day Celebration in Mahe,…

Fishmeal production is on the upswing in Nigeria. The reason for this cannot be over emphasised when measured against the growing aquaculture industry in Nigeria. This was acknowledged by Ayodele Ogundipe, administration manager for FUCAB Enterprise, who noted that the growth of aquaculture in Nigeria has altered permutations in the…

Makoko community is a slum neighbourhood on the mainland of Lagos state, Nigeria, where women eke out a living from fishing. The community was established in the 18th century as primarily a fishing community. According to the 2006 census data, the population of Makoko is estimated at 85,840 comprising Nigerians…

“Fishery is our life and we will not sit dormant and watch government play on us this way.” Jerry Blamo By George Harris Enoch Morris, 45 years old artisanal fisherman, has earned himself a reputable status among his fellow fishermen on the King’s Grave Beach in Paynesville. Through his trade, Enoch has…

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