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Entries for July 2019

MERMAID- A new tool to protect coral reefs

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MERMAID- A new tool to protect coral reefs
(July 23, 2019) The challenge to protect our coral reefs from the impacts of overfishing, land-based human activities and climate change continues. In Fiji, coastal populations are heavily reliant on marine resources for food, and livelihoods, and contribute to the nation’s growing economy. Climate change is contributing to the deterioration of coral reef health, globally. According to a study revealed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  on the impacts o...

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Fisheries management tools to safeguard fisheries resources for Ovalau Island

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Fisheries management tools to safeguard fisheries resources for Ovalau Island
(July 04, 2019) The village headman of Nauono on the island of Ovalau, locally known as Ipa, believes he and the residents of his village are responsible for creating sustainable fisheries resources for their children’s future.During a fisheries management training in May 2019 on Ovalau, Ipa conveyed this strong sentiment as he spoke to village representatives and the team from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) about the importance of the sea.Through collaborative implementation of fisheries management ...

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