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Issue No:73
  • :0973–1121
  • :April
  • :2016

Dawn at Sea

The water by the sun’s first rays
is friendly, soft, serene,
An orange glow enhanced by haze
surrenders things unseen.

A white sail as the mist unfurls
takes shape above a sloop,
A startled fish sends up great swirls
The bait fish jump and sea birds swoop.

This moment strangely mystical
Is salve upon my soul
A phenomenon unequaled
by man’s most lofty goal.

Surely Heaven abounds with
such evanescent majesty
to savour like a heady wine
for all eternity.

A honking horn, a barking dog
assails my ears from shore
to herald life’s realities
Another dawn is o’er.

— Jack Jay Burns

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Looking Ahead

The regional conference on ‘Building a Future for Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea’


This article is based on the Conclusions Document, of the Regional Conference on ‘Building a future for sustainable small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea’, brought out by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)


The regional conference on ‘Building a Future for Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea’, held at Algiers, Algeria during 7—9 March 2016, was attended by over 200 participants, including policymakers, scientists, practitioners, fishers’ representatives, fishworkers, civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions, international organizations, among others.

The conference was organized by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), including its Mediterranean regional projects, in collaboration with the Algerian Ministry for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries and in partnership with CIHEAM-Bari, MedPAN and WWF.

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