Archive for May, 2013

A New Paper From Marine Megafauna Foundation

Trends in sightings and environmental influences on a coastal aggregation of manta rays and whale sharks ABSTRACT: Sightings of planktivorous elasmobranchs at their coastal aggregation sites are often linked to biological, environmental and temporal variables. Many large planktivorous elasmobranchs are also globally threatened species, so it is necessary to try and separate population trends from environmentally driven, short-term fluctuations. We investigated the influence of environmental variables on… Read more »

Artisanal fishing in Mozambique to have its own credit line

The Mozambican government plans to set up a subsidised credit line for artisanal fishermen with a view to providing loans to buy better fishing vessels and motors, the country’s Fishing Minister said in Moma, Nampula province. Victor Borges did not give an amount for the credit line, but noted that it would be managed by the Fund to Foster Fishing and is expected to reach… Read more »

Mozambican artists and Machilla Magic

These keyrings are made by local Mozambican artists that were once full-time fishers who heavily relied on catching fish, rays, sharks and turtles. Now these men and women have the opportunity to transfer some of their fishing skills to train to become local artisans. The techniques normally used for tying fishing lines, making and repairing nets are now being used to create these beautiful key… Read more »