A high-level panel on sustainable ocean economy has kicked off in Mombasa with government officials rooting for joint efforts in addressing several factors hindering the region from benefits of the blue economy.


Participants at the regional Western Indian Ocean meeting

Key guest at the regional Western Indian Ocean…

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Clad in diving gear or oilskins and gumboots, a team of scientists and activists spent weeks in the South Atlantic, enduring storms and choppy seas to check up on a place almost no-one has heard of.

Their mission: To monitor an underwater mountain for clues of global warming…

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Food packaging is filling up landfills and polluting our oceans, where materials like plastic and polystyrene can take centuries to decompose.
But one company might have a tasty solution to cut down our use of plastic dishware.

South African startup Munch Bowls has created a biodegradable bowl made…

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When most people think about beach trash, they envision the rare plastic bag, glass bottle, cigarette butt or leftover beach supply. It’s something locals shake their heads about and (sometimes) throw away on their way out. It’s a bit rude, a bit lazy – but by no means…

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It is 8.10 am. The tide is low in Bodo village nestled in a bay on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Kwale County on Kenya’s South Coast.

Artisanal fishermen are busy fixing their nets and cleaning and repairing their dhows in preparation for another night…

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A scientific paper for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy has found that, with better management and technological innovation, the ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today.



A scientific paper called ‘The Future of Food from the Sea’ has been…

Read more: The ocean is uniquely positioned to contribute to food security, says paper