Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 7, less than one week after Colombians rejected the peace deal negotiated between the government and FARC rebels, underscoring the complexities involved in winning peace.
Secure Fisheries News
Secure Fisheries' Director participated at the U.S. Department of State's Our Ocean conference, which welcomed many new commitments on marine conservation and protection.
The latest blog from OEF's Secure Fisheries program outlines four hopeful outcomes from the Our Ocean conference.
The Secure Fisheries program's latest blog post emphasizes that regional collaboration is crucial to reduce conflicts around shared resources and manage them sustainably.
OEF's Secure Fisheries program is working on plan development with the US Department of State for their Safe Ocean Network.
Complicated fisheries governance enables destructive fishing practices in Somali waters, reads an analysis by Secure Fisheries' Paige Roberts on foreign trawling off the coast of Somalia.
Secure Fisheries' Sarah Glaser presented research on rapidly expanding cage aquaculture in Lake Victoria at the American Fisheries Society's annual meeting.
In this blog, OEF's Secure Fisheries program describes the impact of overfishing on small-scale fisheries like Somalia's.
In February, the Australian Navy confiscated an unlikely haul from a fishing vessel: a horde of grenade launchers, mortar tubes, and AK 47s. Weapons smuggling is one part of the cycle of maritime crime off the coast of Somalia, marked by illegal foreign fishing, conflict and instability on land, and a resulting lack of governance at sea.
Secure Fisheries program had the honor of hosting the Chief of Staff to the President of Somalia, Mr. Ali Omar, and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Saadiq Haji Ibrahim, at the One Earth Future Foundation offices in Colorado. They conveyed a message of congratulations from the President, H.E.