Fishing Net Gains Nigeria (F-NGN) is a project designed to identify and tackle ghost gear and other related threats to marine life in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa.
Fishing Net Gains West Africa Project in Action
Inspection of the Community
After our arrival in Gberefu Peninsula in Badagry, our first step was to inspect the community called Ilaje fishing village, a community with no concrete structures but majorly wooden structures.
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In early 2020, just before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, SOFER Initiative emerged as one amongst the two winners of the inaugural Joanna Toole Ghost Gear Solutions Award.
The war against bad waste management can be won but that will only be when we reduce the waste we produce, creatively reuse the items we can, and make the rest available for recycling.
At the peak of the rainy season, heavy downpour is expected at least once a day. This means that most of the items that had not been properly disposed of will be washed into the open sewer system, causing severe social and health complications.
The journey “SOFER” has been amazing as we have been able to actively engage various communities in Nigeria, sensitizing them through different programmes such Green Christmas project, Envirotainment, The Serene Uyo Campaign, Slam Dunk Your Trash, Beat Air Pollution, Boot camp Environmental Education (BEE), Beach Clean-up Exercise as well as our most recent project, The Fishing Net Gains Nigeria.
We emerged as one of the beneficiaries of The Sustainable Fisheries Solutions & Retrieval Support Contribution Program Funding (SFSRSCP) through the...