Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Ambio Volume 31 No 7-8. 2002 – The Western Indian Ocean

These is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the Western Indian Ocean
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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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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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Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods for Coastal Communities – A Review of experience and guide to best practice

This document will help the reader understand the complexity of coastal livelihoods. It focuses on the emergence of alternative livelihoods (also known as alternative income generating activities – AIGs), examining the role they have played in contributing to sustainable natural resource use and management in marine and coastal environments. The document ends by recommending a […]
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Learning & Performing: Developing Skills for Coastal Management Practitioners

The scope and complexity of integrated coastal management (ICM) programs which can be successfully implemented by any nation is directly dependent on its national capacity. Yet, despite substantive efforts over the last decade in education and training in countries of the Western Indian Ocean region, there remains insufficient individual and institutional capacity to implement meaningful […]
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