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EAF-Nansen Programme

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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The overriding objective of the EAF Nansen Programme is to improve food and nutrition security in partner countries by promoting the ecosystem approach to fisheries.

The programme consists of three key components: (i) improving the scientific knowledge base, (ii) supporting sustainable fisheries policies and management, and (iii) providing capacity development. The EAF-Nansen Programme is a partnership among Norad, the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and FAO, and thirty-two countries in Africa and the Bay of Bengal. The programme uses the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen to carry out at-sea research. The vessel is owned by Norad and operated by IMR, with scientists from partner countries taking part in cruises. The vessel flies the UN flag as part of the agreement with FAO.

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