22 December 2017

A less perfect crime

Fishing with beach seines has become controversial over the years because of the adverse impact it has on aquatic habitats and also out of concern for overfishing. In Kenya the government took the step in 2001 to prohibit altogether the use of this technique in the country’s important Lake Victoria fisheries. Still, quite a few fishermen keep on using their seines along the shores of the lake thereby seriously undermining management efforts. Why do they take the risk of being caught and penalized? Why don’t they join the common cause of conservation? Is there anything that can be done to alter their behaviour?
23 November 2017

Ocean science decade

The UN General Assembly recently used the NASDAQ billboard in Times Square to promote a UN Decade of Ocean Science 2021-2030. UN's Special Envoy for the Ocean believes this could be the start of a concerted action for the protection of the ocean.
10 November 2017

Seeing and experiencing

As usually the UNU-FTP fellows have been very busy during the autumn period. Apart from heavy academic work schedule they are also confronted with the task to adapt to a new environment. Sometimes, of course, it is too much and everybody has to chill out.
27 October 2017

Ray Hilborn: Status of Fish Stocks

Recording of UNU-FTP 2017 guest lecture, by Ray Hilborn, Status of Fish Stocks, is now ready online.
26 October 2017

United Nations for 72 years

October 24th every year is UN day – it marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter, 72 years ago. On this occasion it is appropriate to reflect a little on how it came into being and the connection of the UNU-FTP program to the UN University.
14 September 2017

More exciting lectures

Tomorrow, Friday September 15th our guest lecturer, Ray Hilborn, will conclude his series of lectures at the UNU-FTP with two very exiting talks. They will take place at the UNU-FTP headquarters, Skúlagötu 4, 1st floor in the afternoon from 13:00 until 15:30.