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ABIDJAN CONVENTION SECRETARIAT

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Contact: Mr. Abou Bamba, Regional Coordinator, UNEP/Abidjan Convention

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Abidjan Convention Regional Expert Group to Meet on Sargassum Seaweed Threat

Since June 2011, coastlines spanning from Morocco (South of Casablanca) to the Gulf of Guinea have experienced annual recurring influx of brownish seaweed (technically referred to as pelagic Sargassum) infestation.

The recurring invasion of seaweed in West Africa has become a regional phenomenon, with ecological and socioeconomic impacts, affecting aquatic resources, fisheries, waterways, coastal habitats and the tourism sector in particular.[See More]