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Abidjan Aquatic Wildlife Partnership 1st Meeting Date : 23rd to 25th July 2018 Venue : Seen Hotel - Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)
Atelier national d'opérationnalisation du plan national d'urgence contre les déversements accidentels d'hydrocarbures en mer du Bénin Date : 09th to 11th of July 2018 Venue : Cotonou, Golden Tulipe le Diplomate, Benin L’atelier national d'opérationnali...

ABIDJAN CONVENTION SECRETARIAT

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Tel: +225 027 18781

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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]