Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science -Vol 5, No 2 (2006)

The Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) provides an avenue for the wide dissemination of high quality research generated in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. This journal issue covers an interesting array of articles such as: Biological and Chemical Study of Some Soft Corals and Sponges Collected in Mauritian Waters, Hydroids (Cnidaria, […]
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science -Vol 5, No 1 (2006)

The Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) provides an avenue for the wide dissemination of high quality research generated in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. This journal issue covers an interesting array of articles such as: Effect of Recreational Fish Feeding on Reef Fish Community Composition and Behaviour, Fecundity of the deep-water […]
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Incidental Catch of non-targeted marine species in the Western Indian Ocean: Problems and Mitigation

Incidental catch in fishing gears is a serious threat to marine megafauna (sea turtles, sharks and marine mammals) at the global scale. In order to manage this threat, it is critical to assess its extent, both spatially and quantitatively. In the southwest Indian Ocean (from 0 to 25째S, from eastern Africa to 60째E), there is […]
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Producing Half-Pearls (Mabe)

This manual provides an overview of low-cost and environmental-friendly half-pearl production for coastal communities. The manual provides practical guidance on how to select suitable farm sites; obtain adequate pearl oysters; implant nucleus into the pearl oyster; process the half-pearl and make jewelry. The manual is designed to help extension agents and other practitioners working with […]
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Mkuranga Governance Baseline

Mkuranga district is one of the six districts that form the Pwani Region. It was established in 1995, when the eastern part and coastal area of the Kisarawe district was cut off to form the district of Mkuranga. It is a relatively small district, covering 2,432 square kilometers, which is about a quarter of the […]
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Menai Bay Governance Baseline

Menai Bay Conservation Area (MBCA) is situated in the southwest of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, and covers an area of 467 km簡 including 6 islets, with a seaward boundary close to 61 km offshore. It is the largest marine conservation area in Zanzibar, managed locally by the community and government officials […]
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Bagamoyo Governance Baseline

Once a center for the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo literally means, “lay your heart” (Bwaga = lay and Moyo = heart in Swahili). The name came from the despair felt by those who had been captured inland and transported to Bagamoyo where they waited to be shipped to Zanzibar and the Far East. Knowing […]
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Sharing Benefits from the Coast in South Africa

Coastal resources in South Africa are vital for local coastal communities, many of whom live in abject poverty. These resources also hold significant value for a number of different sectors such as mining, fisheries, forestry and tourism, many of which supply expanding global consumer markets. Although these activities provide many opportunities for economic development and […]
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WIOMSA Annual Report – 2005

The 2005 Annual Report summarises WIOMSA’s research, capacity building and communication and extension activities, and confirms that WIOMSA is in an excellent position to contribute to the development of sustainable marine and coastal use options for the western Indian Ocean region.
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – September 2006 – Volume 11, No 3

We are pleased to present the September, 2006 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles: Regional workshop on coral diseases regional workshop on coral diseases, Midwater fish in the Mozambique Channel listed and identified, Coral reef conservation Coral reef conservation and pro-poor tourism, Inauguration of NaGISA activities Inauguration of NaGISA activities Inauguration of NaGISA […]
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