Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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A Comparative Economic Analysis of Two Seaweed Farming Methods in Tanzania

The national Seaweed Development Strategic Plan recently adopted by the Tanzanian government calls for expansion of seaweed farming which has proven to be an important income generator for coastal communities and an export earner for the country. The plan calls for the expansion of farming of Kappaphycus alvarezii, locally called cottonii. Although cottonii is the […]
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A Field Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands

A Field Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands Third Edition – is completely revised. Packed with 1,650 species of plants and animals from all coastal habitats, 155 pages of stunning watercolour illustrations and hundreds of detailed line drawings, this riveting guide is an invaluable source of information for […]
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A Guide to Commonly Occurring Larval Stages of Fishes in Kenyan Coastal Waters

The early life stages of most fish represent developmental intervals that are ecologically distinct from each other and especially from their later juvenile and adult stages. Knowledge of the changing ecological requirements and limitations, population dynamics, and behavior of the early stages of fish facilitates effective monitoring and management of fish populations and their habitat(s). […]
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A Guide to Milkfish Culture in the Western Indian Ocean Region. WIOMSA Book Series No 8

Milkfish is a marine and brackish water species that is locally caught and eaten, but rarely has it been cultured commercially in ponds in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Milkfish farming is considered to have great potential to provide additional livelihood and food production opportunities for coastal communities in Western Indian Ocean Region. This guide […]
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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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Achieving MPA Management Effectiveness Through Competence-based Professional Development

This brief aims to engage Directors of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in East Africa in ensuring their staff have the right skills, right level of competence in those skills, and the knowhow to apply these skills to more effectively manage MPAs. This requires recognized standards in key competency areas against which staff capacity should be […]
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Adapting to a Changing Environment; Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change (ON SALE AT OUP)

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many people, especially the world’s poor. Using a focal lens of coral reef fisheries, upon which millions of people depend on for their […]
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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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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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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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