Mundus maris newsletter: July/August 2018
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Those of you having spent their vacations at the seaside will agree: there are still many beautiful spots to enjoy, but you will also have encountered plastic, toxic cigarette buds and other litter on the beach that threaten marine life. You may also have found in some places in Europe that it is easier to buy farmed Norvegian salmon than local fresh fish. The divers among us need to travel further for dives in relatively intact waters. You might enjoy the tips for divers below, which we circulated through the social media in July.

The summer months in the northern hemisphere also saw a number of workshops and conferences, where Mundus maris participated actively. We are excited about networking, sharing new results and learning to improve action for better protection, for recovery of resources and sustainable use - together with friends and allies. Some more are coming up, including the 3rd World Congress on Small-scale Fisheries in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in October.

With several new volunteers in Brussels, Mundus maris will reinforce its participation in the city's event calendar, e.g. the Good Food events during the weekend from 19 to 21 October. We invite interested people to our workshops around the question “Good seafood – what is it?” on Friday in EN and on Saturday in FR. A few places are still available – you can register at Eventbrite.

We are grateful for several fresh donations – which allow us to step up activities. We will need some more support for the forthcoming test phase of the Small-scale Fisheries Academy in Senegal for which preparations are heating up.

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We'd also appreciate more help with translations so that the French, Spanish and Italian versions of the website are up to date and language is not a barrier to access information and experience accounts. It goes without saying that we'd be very happy for other forms of volunteering as well. Contact us at
Cornelia E. Nauen and the entire Mundus maris team

Mundus maris around the world

Mundus maris delegates at IFFET posing with colleagues

Successful participation in IIFET 2018 in Seattle!

Having participated in IIFET 2016 in Scotland, we knew IIFET 2018, from 16 to 20 July in Seattle was a conference not to miss! Thanks to a combination of grants, including from IIFET and Mundus maris for presenting papers, three of us from Mundus maris in Nigeria were able to participate actively: Prof. Stella Williams, Dr. Fakoya Kafayat and myself, Tomi Solanke. Read on to get a glimpse of the Conference and papers presented.
Get a glimpse of the conference and papers

Rethinking Development Conference in Gothenburg

What kind of development do we want for today's world? That was the central question addressed by almost 400 participants from some 35 countries during the two-yearly Swedish Development Research Conference (DevRes) organised 22 and 23 August in Gothenburg, Sweden. Mundus maris contributed to a special session under the aegis of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes focusing on the small-scale fisheries academy aiming at joint learning with diverse stakeholders. 
More information here

FAO Regional Consultation about the Implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Dakar

Given the great importance of small-scale fisheries in West Africa, the FAO - CECAF (Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic) consultation convened in Dakar, from 23 to 25 July 2018, was a particularly important and timely event. FAO organised the meeting in collaboration with the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to which a wide range of professionals and stakeholders were invited, including Mundus maris, represented by Dr. Aliou Sall.
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Mundus maris theatre troupe in Senegal gets started in a firework of performances

The Kawabata Yasunari primary school in Hann has started a lose collaboration with Mundus maris. The teachers are enthusiastically encouraging the pupils to learn more about the ocean and engage in its protection. Thanks to Bina Diop's tireless artistic work a theatre group has now formed to express their concerns through that medium.      
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