Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Ambio Volume 24 No 7-8 . 1995 – Research and Capacity Building for Sustainable Coastal Management

These is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering Research and Capacity Building for Sustainable Coastal Management
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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in relation to Fisheries Management: Challenges and Experiences from Developing Countries

A seminar was held on 24th-25th October 2006 on board the Norwegian coastal steamer “Trollfjord” while sailing from Trondheim to Bergen. The topic was “Marine Protected Areas (MPA) – a useful tool in fisheries management? Challenges and experiences from developing countries”. The seminar was arranged by the Norwegian Fishery Forum for Development Cooperation and funded […]
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A Schoolteacher’s Guide to Marine Environmental Education in the Western Indian Ocean region

The main objective of this book is to provide teachers of primary and secondary schools in the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region with a basic textbook that will allow them to introduce environmental components in the classroom as well as in outdoor activities. More specifically, it aims at supplying teachers, particularly those with a limited […]
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All about turtles. An education and awareness manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide information, procedures and guidance for sea turtle conservation activities in Kenya. Awareness and education activities described in the manual should be carried out in collaboration with government agencies mandated to manage and protect the marine sea turtles. This manual shall give you insights about sea turtles and […]
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Marine Litter in the Eastern Africa Region: An Overview Assessment

Marine litter is becoming a significant contributor to marine pollution in the Western Indian Ocean. The litter comes in myriad forms, and from a diversity of sources. It includes waste from legal and illegal dumpsites located on the coast or on river banks; rivers and floodwaters; industrial outfalls; discharge from storm water drains; untreated municipal […]
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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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Proceedings of the The Western Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Conservation Workshop

The Western Indian Ocean marine turtle workshop was jointly supported by WIOMSA, IUCN, WWF, CMS, and WCS and jointly hosted and organized by KWS and KESCOM in Mombasa, Kenya. The theme of the workshop was to strengthen regional collaboration in research, conservation and management of sea turtles in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region. The […]
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Assessing Management Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas: A Workbook for the Western Indian Ocean

The Workbook is designed to allow for a dynamic process of MPA management based on the lessons learnt from pilot assessments in eight MPAs in Kenya, Tanzania and the Seychelles. The method takes into account the management issues faced in the WIO, is cost effective and encourages self-assessment by the managers. This ‘Workbook’ was produced […]
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Assessment of Management Effectiveness in Selected Marine Protected Areas in the Western Indian Ocean

A Workbook for assessing Western Indian Ocean Management Effectiveness in MPAs in the WIO has been developed, based on the workbook and methodology developed for World Heritage sites and using the World Commission on Protected Areas/Monitoring Effectiveness Task Force (WCPA/METF) Framework. This report provides the results of testing the Workbook at eight pilot sites in […]
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