Mundus maris newsletter: February 2017
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Dear Cornelia

World Oceans Day logoThe announcements for the Mundus maris Awards 2017 contest for young people up to 24 years of age in five languages are travelling far and we are very happy that some young people have started to react and submit their stories rather than leaving it close to the deadline. The early response can also be seen on our Facebook page with some 150 new “likes”. Keep feeling inspired and participate!

Here are the links again for easy reference:
EN   FR   ES   DE   IT

In other news, we are supporting a group of young “Ocean Philosophers” who organise a week of sailing, joint reflections and planning for ocean related activities on the traditional sail ship “Petrine” in the Baltic, from the port of Stralsund - 8 to 15 July 2017. To learn more, write to Lisa Hentschel. Registration open until 16 April 2017.

We are happy to report that the English version of the website has been moved almost entirely during February so as to keep content available as a resource to you. Once the other languages are also on the new platform we will shift the focus onto a new interface that is easier to use on hand-held devices.

We would much appreciate your support for this transition to offer you a richer and better service.
IBAN BE54 0688 9178 6297, BIC GKCCBEBB.
Beneficiary: Mundus maris asbl, 
Belfius Bank, Rue de Linthout 224, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

In the same vein we thank those acting on our appeal for seasonal giving for the ocean and the youth contest.

Keep your comments coming – we'd love to hear from you on or specifically on the youth contest.

Cornelia E. Nauen and the entire Mundus maris team

Highlights around the world

Rainer Froese in the European Parliament

Public Hearing in the European Parliament on the status of stocks in European waters

The study on the status of European stocks we reported about continues to make waves. Rainer Froese, the lead author, was invited to be the first speaker of four in the Parliament on 27 February 2017. He showed new research on how to end overfishing and achieve better profitability for fishers. Find out more from our account of the Hearing. 
Click here to read more
Kids on the school yard

The Mundus maris Club in Senegal is gearing up for World Oceans Day

The Club members are already discussing with several public schools and soccer training schools about what to do this year. The novelty is not only the larger number of interested schools but a decision by CNPS, the National Collective of Artisanal Fishers in Senegal to get on board as well.
Find out more
Women play a vital role in artisanal fisheries and food security, here in Guet Ndar, Senegal

New German strategy for Marine Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries

Keeping abrest of developments which can impact our field work is important. So we try to keep a watching brief on new strategies and policies. Check out the 10-Point Action Plan of the German Government which emphasises the linkages between marine conservation, sustainable fisheries and socio-economic developments for people living in or depending on marine and coastal areas.
Click here to read more
Snapshot of last year's event in Douala.

Our partner Jeaberte Djamou in Cameroon reaches out

Jeauberte Djamou has picked up the announcement of the youth contest for Mundus maris Awards immediately and is already in touch with schools in several coastal towns in Cameroon for participation as well as seeking patronage from ministries to organise attractive events on World Oceans Day itself.
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