Fishing Net Gains 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.
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The SOFER Initiative has recently been honored with the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Resilience Award 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa for its Fishing Net Gains (FNG) Project, a solution to the problem of marine debris in Nigeria and Cameroon.
World Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. SOFER Initiative has been at the forefront of creating awareness and also implementing several projects to reduce, reuse and recycle waste while improving biodiversity and promoting a positive attitude towards the environment.
The Fishing Net Gains Project carried out by SOFER Initiative is recognized globally to be an effective remediation strategy towards reducing Abandoned Lost or otherwise Discarded Fishing Gears. This was fully captured in the GloLitter Partnerships Project Report on good practices to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from fishing activities.
International Women's day is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic and cultural achievements of women. It is also a day to acknowledge the numerous contribution women make to the progress of the human race and to raise awareness on any bias against them.
Fisheries plays a very significant role in the world, aside from being a source of food, coastal and inland fishing serve as a major source of livelihood for a huge population of people especially in those in developing countries.
My story goes this way: two years before I directly got involved with SOFER Initiative, I had heard about the organization and the amazing work they were doing in some of the states in the Southern region of Nigeria.