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People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania

This publication is designed as a resource book that summarizes the wealth of information available from research conducted in the Bay. The publication is about the biology, ecology, physical and geological features as well as natural resources and management of Chwaka bay. It also deals with how people living in the surrounding villages interact with their […]
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Usimamamizi wa Kijamii wa Rasilimali za Bahari: Muongozo kwa Wanajamii wa Nchi za Kenya na Tanzania

Muongozo huu ambao unapatikana kwa lugha zote mbili za Kiingereza na Kiswahili umepangwa kutoa mwongozo kwa wanajamii na watumizi wa rasilimali ambao wangependa kusimamia rasilimali zao kwa kuanzisha mikakati ya usimamizi wa kijamii  wa maeneo ya mwambao na rasilimali za baharini. Haijadhamiriwa uwe muongozo unaokwenda hatua kwa hatua lakini ni kama utangulizi wa mifano muhimu […]
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Local Management of Marine Resources: A Guide for Communities in Kenya and Mainland Tanzania

This guide available in both English and Kiswahili, has been designed to provide guidance to community members and resource users who wish to manage their own natural resources by developing a strategy for local management of their coastal areas and marine resources. It is meant not as a comprehensive step-by-step guide, but rather as an […]
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Workshop Report – Community based aquaculture in the Western Indian Ocean: Challenges faced and lessons learned. 9 -11 December 2013, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Community based aquaculture (CBA) is seen as an important Alternative Income Generating Activity (AIGA) for marine resource dependent coastal communities, and has attracted considerable attention from governments, international donors, and social entrepreneurs as well as conservation and development agencies. As a result, CBA projects have undergone global expansion, and their rapid growth throughout the Western […]
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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.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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