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SOFER Initiative receives the Ghost Gear Fund from Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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SOFER Initiative receives the Ghost Gear Fund from Fisheries and Oceans Canada

We emerged as one of the beneficiaries of The Sustainable Fisheries Solutions & Retrieval Support Contribution Program Funding (SFSRSCP) through the Fishing Net Gains West Africa project (FNG-WA).  A project designed to identify and tackle the issues of ghost gear and other related threats to marine life. The Government of Canada is working hard to protect...

World Environment Day 2020 – Biodiversity
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World Environment Day 2020 – Biodiversity

“Biodiversity” is United Nations Environment Programme’s(UNEP) theme for World Environment Day 2020. In line with this, our organization would focus on “Marine Biodiversity” as we are currently executing a project known as Fishing Net Gains Nigeria (F-NGN) which deals with issues of Abandoned, Lost, or Discarded Fishing Gears (ALDFGs) at sea. The marine environment supplies...

SOFER Initiative – Second Recipient of the first Joanna Toole Ghost Gear Solutions Grant Award
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SOFER Initiative – Second Recipient of the first Joanna Toole Ghost Gear Solutions Grant Award

Stand Out For Environment Restoration (SOFER) Initiative, a non-governmental organisation with the aim of raising environmental awareness by working with young people, providing practical ways to change behaviors for the better, based in Nigeria, after an impressive round of submissions were awarded the winners of the award alongside the UK’s International Pole and Line Foundation...

Fishing Net Gains Nigeria
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Fishing Net Gains Nigeria

Fishing Net Gains Nigeria (F-NGN) is a 3-year project fundament designed in line with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) goals of identifying and tackling the issues of ghost gear and other related threats to marine life in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa by creating economic frontiers for coastal communities and harnessing collaboration with government and stakeholders on policy development and standard practice.

Fishing Net Gains Project
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Fishing Net Gains Project

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.

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REST4CC

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Partnership with GIVANAS Foundation for a beach clean-up Exercise
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Partnership with GIVANAS Foundation for a beach clean-up Exercise

SOFER Initiative facilitated a beach clean-up exercise with GIVANAS foundation; a charity organization under GIVANAS group of companies which produce cosmetics, beverages and foods. The beach clean-up exercise held on the 9th of December 2017 at Tarkwa Bay, Lagos state and was done in a bid to give back to the community.