The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF)- Nansen Programme Forum was held from 01 – 02 November 2023 at Maputo, Mozambique. The Program's accomplishments and outcomes were presented to the delegates from partner nations, regional organizations, and members of the diplomatic community. The Forum provided a platform for the member countries from Africa and the Bay of Bengal region to share their experiences, best practices, success stories, and key elements to be addressed in the next phase of Nansen, starting in 2024.
A series of thematic panel discussions were held. Speaking during the panel discussion on capacity development, Dr. Krishnan, Director, the Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO), highlighted the actionable points for sustaining the capacities built in fisheries research and management through the Nansen program.