Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science -Vol 12, No 2 (2013)

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: Changing Livelihoods in the Coastal Zone of the Western Indian Ocean and East Africa, Interplay between […]
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science -Vol 12, No 1 (2013)

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: Polychaeta community in peri-urban equatorial and subtropical mangroves of East Africa,Distribution, abundance and ecology of the […]
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Workshop Report – Regional capacity building through advanced data analysis and writing of scientific publications based on recent deep-water crustacean trawl surveys in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar Monday 25th – Friday 29th November 2013

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), through its Marine and Coastal Science for Management (MASMA) programme provided funding for a project to analyse data and publish / disseminate results emanating from four deep-water crustacean trawl surveys undertaken in 2011 and 2012 by the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP). The aims of […]
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Workshop Report – Community based aquaculture in the Western Indian Ocean: Challenges faced and lessons learned. 9 -11 December 2013, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Community based aquaculture (CBA) is seen as an important Alternative Income Generating Activity (AIGA) for marine resource dependent coastal communities, and has attracted considerable attention from governments, international donors, and social entrepreneurs as well as conservation and development agencies. As a result, CBA projects have undergone global expansion, and their rapid growth throughout the Western […]
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Course report – First International training course for the Western Indian Ocean Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems. 2nd – 9th December, 2013

This International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean premiered in the region after several successful past trainings held annually in India since 2004, organized by the United Nations University, UNESCO and Annamalai University. The course was held over nine days at the University of Nairobi’s Moana Field Research Station in Diani, […]
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Course Report – Capacity Building on Payment for Ecosystem Services and Climate Compatible Development in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Report of the Capacity Building Training Workshop. 25 – 30 November 2013

The East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services (EAFPES) in partnership with Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) of the University of Dar es Salaam with generous financial support from WIOMSA organized a training workshop that aimed at building capacity of coastal and marine resources managers, […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.6: October 2013

The Sixth Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is ‘ Marine Protected Areas and Tourism: Making MPAs Self Sustaining.’
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Building Capacity for Applying Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Climate Compatible Development (CCD) in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Healthy and well-functioning ecosystems provide services that are fundamental to the human wellbeing. Valuable ecosystem functions and characteristics, such as providing clean air, pure water, rich soil, and healthy biological activity are embedded in virtually every product we buy, but their contributions are often neglected and unvalued. Ecosystems also provide a host of benefits that […]
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WIOMSA Annual Report – 2012

2012 was another busy year for WIOMSA as we had our hands full of exciting and challenging activities. WIOMSA on its own or in collaboration with its partners implemented a number of new activities, initiated new partnerships; and more importantly started the implementation of the new five-year Programme. In 2012, WIOMSA successfully completed the implementation […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief -September to December 2013 – Volume 18, No.3&4

We are pleased to present the September-December, 2013 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles: WIOMSA Scientific Symposium returns to Maputo with a bang, Winners of the Student Oral and Poster Competitions at the 8th WIOMSA Symposium Announced, Symposium Participants Select Photo Competition Winners, WIOMSA Gets a New Board and many more articles
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