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Small-scale fisheries were the undisputed focus of Mundus maris throughout 2018. Among the highlights were youth activities for World Oceans Day, 8 June, a series of conference participations where we presented work centered on small-scale fisheries and the need to implement the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines and the wider Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The culmination of these efforts was the active participation in the 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in October and the launch of the Small-Scale Fisheries Academy in Senegal in November.
Thanks to the committed individuals making monthly contributions and other transfers, who made all this possible.
Research, the sciences and education continue to be a focus of our work, as they have a particular responsibility to make sure validated information and knowledge reach into every corner of our societies. Check out e.g. the research on the perceptions of 10,000 citizens across Europe about marine climate change. We need different ways of knowing that blend to innovate, mitigate and find place-specific and culture-adapted solutions to protect our oceans and reach the SDGs.
Work on these interfaces is becoming ever more demanding. Start the new year with setting up a monthly donation to make a difference! The window of opportunity to avert climate melt-down and other threats to the ocean is still open. Donations up to 1,000 EUR will be doubled by an anonymous donor until 15 Jan. 2019. Help us take advantage of this generous offer.