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Fishing is my job, Environment is my Life!

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Fish Wars: How Fishing Can Start – and Stop – Conflict

Guest post by Sarah Glaser.    On February 18, the US sent naval ships to… [read more]


Sustainable Cross-Border Management of Lake Edward’s Aquatic Resources

Cross-Border Management of Lake Edward’s resources is not an easy task. Many of these transboundary resources are often source of conflicts, arrests, looting and seizure and destruction of equipment in the detriment of fishermen of both neighboring countries. For many years, cross-border management of fisheries resources of Lake Edward has been a problem for the regional stakeholders. . In order to address this challenge FECOPEILE, mobilized to set up a space for exchange at the sub regional level. Bringing participants from...… [read more]

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