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Guidelines for the Environmental Assessment of Coastal Aquaculture Development

The overall objective of these guidelines, and the associated training initiative, is to improve the environmental assessment capacity for mariculture developments in a variety of stakeholder groups in Eastern Africa. […]
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Guidelines for the environmental assessment of coastal tourism

An environmental assessment manual to assist Government agencies, tourism developers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community organisations.
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Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region

The purpose of preparing this Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the WIO Region is to provide the information that will help ensure successful mangrove restoration projects within the WIO […]
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Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Guidelines on Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean region, which targets communities, civil society, national agencies, and practitioners involved in mangrove conservation activities, describe a step-by-step approach […]
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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 […]
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Indian Ocean Community Conservation Handbook & Comic Series: 2) Marine Habitats

This handbook provides an overview of the major marine ecosystems present in the Western Indian Ocean. The text of this document provides general background information for the conservation field agent […]
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Investigation of the Importance of Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations for the Sustainable Management of Artisanal Fisheries Resources in the Seychelles. WIOMSA Book Series No 6

Many reef fishes aggregate at specific times and locations for the purpose of spawning. Spawning aggregations are vulnerable to overfishing, notably transient-type aggregations common to many groupers (Serranidae) and rabbitfishes […]
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Jambiani, Managing our coasts: Planning for sustainable coastal livelihoods at Jambiani, Zanzibar

Degradation of the coastal environment and resources has been of concern on the east coast of Zanzibar for a long time. Traditional approaches to this problem have yet to achieve […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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