Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Post-harvest fish loss assessment in small-scale fisheries: A guide for the extension officer

Post-harvest fish losses are a major concern and occur in most fish distribution chains throughout the world. Not only do losses constitute lost income to fishers, processors and traders but they also contribute to food insecurity – a loss of fish means less fish available for the consumer. This manual has been developed as a tool […]
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Visions for a Sea Change: Report of the First International Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Man and the Biosphere Programme: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 8-10 November 2006

Marine spatial planning is a way of improving decision making and delivering an ecosystem-based approach to managing human activities in the marine environment. It is a planning process that enables integrated, forward looking, and consistent decision making on the human uses of the sea. Marine spatial planning is analogous to spatial or land use planning […]
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Learning & Performing: Developing Skills for Coastal Management Practitioners course in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

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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Resources for short courses in Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Resources for short courses in Integrated Coastal Zone Management
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Methodological Guide to Integrated Coastal Zone Management

So as to be able to manage and develop our coastal zones in a sustainable manner, decision-makers must understand how the natural environment and human activities interrelate to form an “eco-sociosystem” which may be analysed through a study of its inherent elements : natural processes which interact within coastal ecosystems; resources used by Man; current […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.8: December 2015

The theme for the 8th Issue is “People Power: Role played by non-state actors in management of the coastal and marine environment in the WIO region”. The term ‘Non-state actors’ embraces a huge diversity of institutions but for the purpose of this WIOMSA Magazine Issue, it includes the private sector, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.7: May 2015

The Seventh Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is “Making a Difference: Restoration of Habitats and Species – Experiences from the WIO Region”. The 7th Issue has been edited by the Guest Editor, Lawrence Sisitka of Rhodes University, South Africa, and features the following articles: […]
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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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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.5: October 2012

The Fifth Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is ‘ Community Based Marine Conservation and Management Initiatives in the Western Indian Ocean’ and many more articles
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.4: June 2010

This is a Fourth issue of the WIOMSA Magazine. The Issue contains very interesting articles covering different interesting topics such as; Buying time for corals; Coral reef crisis; Marine Protected Areas and climate change; and many more articles
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