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Preparations for World Oceans Day in full swing in Cameroon

With our new initiative of Ocean Volunteers, we collaborate for the fourth consecutive year with Mundus maris in celebrating World Oceans Day in Cameroon. We are stirring up public and private organisations, local authorities and schools and are receiving promises for cooperation from quite a few.

Preparations for World Oceans Day 2017 in Senegal are already warming up. Aliou Sall and Bina Diop of the Mundus maris Club Senegal visited the public elementary school El Hadji Talla Ndiaye in Yoff.

A project in the making

We visited two communities, Oke Ira Nla and Otodo Gbame all in Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos on 2 February 2017. Both are informal fishing communities with a majority of the men and women involved in fishing activities. The two communities are in the water front of Lagos Lagoon water body.

The Green Me Filmfestival was founded in 2007 by Nicolai Niemann and Donald Houwer. Nic Niemann became the managing director and festival president when Donald Houwer left the organisation in 2012. His wife, Nkiru Niemann, is a graduate of theatre arts and experienced in the international circuit. She is the Director International Affairs & Production

As we remind ourselves of the historical decision at last year's Climate Summit in Paris, we can keep global warming at 1.5 °C, if we really want it. This year's first Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1) in Marrakesh, Morocco, came up with the first practical steps on how to achieve that. Let's not be fooled, more than that is needed. We need serious commitment and action starting with speeding up renewable energies, ocean protection and cleaning up the act of mobility, including the shipping industry.

To go fishing or to learn at school? In the past, the reply to this question for young boys in fishing villages was straight forward: fo go fishing! But today, in the face of overexploitation of the ocean, the old and wise men promote going to school in order to open more chances to the kids.

Third Theatre Festival "72H" of the association "Talataay – Nder" of Yarakh in Hann

For the third consecutive year, the cultural and theatre association "Talataay-Nder" of Yarakh invited people from Hann neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Dakar, to participate in the theater festival and celebrate the local culture. A great success !

The Festival of the Future in Berlin mobilised the who is who in environmental protection and sustainable economy in Germany, because the German Environment Ministry celebrated its 30th anniversary. Mundus maris was there.

Come sunshine or rain, Mundus maris Club FCFMT in Lagos keeps beach clean-up commitment

 

Rainy season in the Gulf of Guinea in July. Low hanging clouds and unpleasant weather are not the most inviting conditions for what's already not an exciting job.

We congratulate our Vice-President, Prof. Stella Williams, to receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET).

IIFET states in justification: "Professor Stella Williams embodies IIFET’s goals of fostering global interaction between academia, trade, and government on the economics of fisheries policy and seafood trade. She has made significant contributions enabling individuals of different professional orientations and countries to exchange information, data, and perspectives on fisheries issues.

World Oceans Day celebrations 2016 by Mundus maris, Mundus maris clubs and partners in different countries kicked off at the Environment Festival in Brussels on Sunday, 5 June.

Attractive stands and sunshine drew large crowds to the festival. People queued up through the day at the Mundus maris stand

Mundus maris Club - Senegal is preparing the 2016 edition of World Oceans Day activities

What is "cooking" to celebrate World Oceans Day 2016 in the fishing village of Hann, in Senegal? The Mundus maris Club is again preparing an attractive programme.

The Green Me International Film Festival for Sustainability in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, attracted large crowds to its viewings of some 40 film presented in the Silverbird cinema complex. The motto was Ocean, Life, Water. Prof. Stella Williams, Vice President of Mundus maris, handed over the prizes at the gala night closing the festival on 3 April 2016.

The Teaching Kit with teacher's guide and kid's workbook of FAO's Fridtjof Nansen Project with educational aids for the ecosystem approach to fisheries is ready for distribution. The materials were finalised as a result of the pilot activities conducted since 2011 by Mundus maris.