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Enough With the Veto, Mozambique Vents to the ‘P5’ Security Council Members

Ambassador Pedro Comissário of Mozambique leads the UN Security Council in May. He said: The “veto should have never been allowed in cases of flagrant violation of international humanitarian law as we are witnessing in Gaza at this moment.” JOHN PENNEY/PASSBLUE   By Damilola Banjo   The veto power of the five permanent United Nations Security Council members is the bane of countless failed resolutions across decades. Now, Mozambique’s ambassador […]

todayMay 6, 2024 7


Government renews employment contracts for fishermen

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation have renewed the contracts of the re-employed Fishermen under the Governmental Employment Redress Program. Here is the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Derek Klazen, with more.

todayApril 8, 2024 7


Namibia Launches National Coordination Mechanism for Decent Work in Fisheries Sector

Namibia inaugurates the National Coordination Mechanism for Decent Work in the fisheries sector, a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Labour and the International Labour Organisation. Led by Minister Utoni Nujoma, the NCM aims to ensure compliance with international labour standards. Job Muniaro, Secretary General of the National Union of Namibian Workers, provides insights into the initiative.  

todayMarch 20, 2024 18


Technology to protect South Africa’s oceans: experts find that a data-driven monitoring system is paying off

A fishing boat launching into South African waters at dawn. Justin Klusener Photos Marjolaine Krug, University of Cape Town Nine years ago South Africa put in place an innovative information management system designed to monitor and protect its seas. The country is surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans on its southern, eastern and western borders. The oceans are an important source of income and employment. The ocean economy contributed […]

todayMarch 12, 2024 37

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South Africa’s Department Advises Against Consuming Washed-Up Marine Animals Amid Annual Red Tide Phenomenon

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment in South Africa reiterates its warning for people to refrain from consuming marine animals washed up along the West Coast. This caution is prompted by the annual red tide phenomenon. Marine animals affected include prawns, crabs, cuttlefish, seaworms, shark rays, and lobsters. The department's spokesperson, Peter Mbelengwa, emphasizes the health risks associated with washed-up lobsters, highlighting potential contamination by algal toxins that […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 7


Women fishers in Makoko, Lagos’s ‘floating slum’, are struggling as breadwinners: education and funding would make a difference

Makoko women fish traders waiting to buy fish from fishermen. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty Images Ayodele Oloko, University of British Columbia Makoko, a coastal fishing community in Lagos, Nigeria, was established by fishermen in the 19th century. It is considered the world’s largest “floating slum”. There are conflicting figures about its population but it is home to about a million inhabitants living in poor and informal housing built […]

todayFebruary 7, 2024 2