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GHOST FISHING: ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS, AND THE WAY FORWARD

Globally, ghost fishing is a significant danger to ocean habitats as well as a menace to the fisheries sub-sector. This phenomenon is increasing annually, causing mortality of a vast quantity of aquatic life. This article highlights the ecological and economic effects of ghost fishing and the possible solutions of solving

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LIFE BELOW WATER GOAL: OCEAN AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Over a century, the world has depended on the ocean for various purposes such as the extraction of oil for transportation, coal and for electricity but then these important components are affecting our natural systems. Increase in the average surface temperatures of the earth is referred to as “Global warming”

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LATEST STUDY REVEALS THAT TURTLES USE CRUDE MAP TO NAVIGATE

A new study found that green sea turtles rely on a “crude map” to navigate the ocean, often going several hundred kilometers off course before successfully arriving at their destination. Click on the link below for full details   https://news.mongabay.com/2020/07/sea-turtles-often-lose-their-way-but-always-reach-their-destination/   Image source: Image by Michelle Roux / Coral Reef Image

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NIGERIA LOSES OVER N20B TO PROCESSED FISH EXPORT BAN

Picture 1: Processed Fish Twenty-nine months after the United States of America (USA) placed a ban on catfish imports from Nigeria, the country has lost over N20b as many farmers and investors have been forced to abandon the industry. President of the Catfish Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (CAFAN), Rotimi OIoye

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NAME-IT CHALLENGE #6

Welcome to the “NAME-IT” section where you will be required to give the correct name(s) of the aquatic organisms provided. What is the name of the aquatic animal displayed below? Entry closes on Saturday 22nd of August 2020.

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NAME-IT CHALLENGE #5

Welcome to the “NAME IT’ session where you will be required to give correct name(s) of the aquatic organisms provided. What is the name of the aquatic animal displayed below? Entries closes on Saturday 15th of August 2020. Image credit: Getty images.

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NAME-IT CHALLENGE #4

Welcome to the “NAME IT” section where you will be required to give the correct name(s) of the aquatic organisms provided. What is the name of the aquatic animal displayed below? Entry closes on Saturday, 13th of August, 2020.

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