Mundus maris newsletter: October 2018
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More than 350 participants from 55 countries made the 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the biggest of its kind. Mundus maris made a point of supporting the congress by sending our experienced Vice-President, Aliou Sall, who has in-depth knowledge in the small-scale fisheries of his native Senegal, but also all along the West African coast.The sheer diversity presented and critically discussed at the congress was worth the trip.

For some recommended reading, why not check out this book about gender and women in fisheries, edited by Katia Frangoudes and Siri Gerrard? It was published just before the congress and is open access for this month only.  Meanwhile you can find some early information at the Too Big To Ignore website.

Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Director of the global Too Big To Ignore Project on small scale fisheries, welcomed participants to the 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress in Thailand

A lot of other activities went on this month: from an ocean day at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, to two workshops in Brussels on good and sustainable seafood, the Good Food weekend and the submission of publications borne out of our research work. As the rhythm of work accelerates, please

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As part of our investment in young people, Mundus maris also started hosting a MSc student from the Brussels Free University (ULB), who did her preparatory week at our HQ in Brussels, to spend five weeks internship in November and early December in Senegal working with a large economic interest group of women fish processors and fish traders in Hann to look into how resource scarcity, ecosystem degradation and other changes arising from a globalised market affect their living and working conditions. Contact us at Thank you!

Cornelia E. Nauen and the entire Mundus maris team

Activities around the world

Seminar to celebrate the ocean at Calabar University, 9 October

Participation of students from Calabar University, Nigeria, in the Mundus maris Awards to celebrate World Oceans Day this year triggered a spike of interest. That offered a welcome opportunity to our Vice President, Prof. Stella Williams, and her colleague in Calabar, Prof. Francis E. Asuquo, to explore what to do together about promoting ocean literacy and engagement for conservation and sustainable use. That resulted in a one-day Seminar on Ocean Conservation and Sustainability with some 230 participants.
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How to still enjoy seafood – Mundus maris workshops in Brussels

The Good Food Weekend is a must in the Brussels annual event agenda. As part of the official programme, Mundus maris offered workshops with fish tastings on Friday, 19 and Saturday, 20 October 2018 in English and French respectively to help participants navigate the waters towards delicious and also sustainable fish and seafood. Our workshops were supported by wholesaler Pintafish and Bia Mara, the sustainable fish 'n chips restaurant.
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