A two-day orientation on the monitoring of the Environment and Security by stakeholders in the fishery sector has started in the conference room of the Ministry of Fisheries at Youyi Building.
The training of trainers seminar, spearheaded by ECOWAS with funds from the European Union, aims at providing opportunity for participants drawn from the Fisheries Sector, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Security (ONS) and the Naval Wing for the utilization of satellite and geographic information systems on coastal and Marine Resources and Water Management.
The Director of Fisheries Mohamed Bushura Cole stressed on the significance of food security with emphasis on fish as a nutritional value product in the country.
The Director of Fisheries however expressed concern on the familiar use of the equipment’s for the forecasting of the Oceanic conditions as well as the depletion of fish in our territorial waters.
Dr. Raymond Johnson, Head of the Faculty of Marine and Oceanography at Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone, admonished the participants to focus on data processing,
information and the forecasting of our Marine environment.
Abu Bakarr Bangura in the department of Physics at Fourah Bay College and Komba Konoyima, presented papers on the significance of monitoring of the environment and security in Africa.
The Monitoring of the Environment and Security in Africa Project, (MESA), focussed on advancing the socio-economic progress and well-being of African Populations, towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDDs)