Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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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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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.3: December 2009

The Third Issue of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment is out! The theme of the Issue is ‘ After Copenhagen, what is next, Volunteers track Humpback Whales’ and many more articles.
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – June 2018 – Volume 23, No.2

The June 2018 issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out! The newsletter brings you up to date information on WIOMSA and partners’ activities in ensuring the sustainable management of coastal and marine resources in the western Indian Ocean. This edition features articles on a turtle excluder device that is being tested on Kenyan trawl nets […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief -September 2015 – Volume 20, No.3

We are pleased to present the September,2015 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles.
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Whales and Dolphins – A Field Guide to Marine Mammals of East Africa

This practical guide contains all the information you need to be able to identify whales, dolphins and dugongs in East Africa coastal waters. This guide describes the unique characteristics of 33 different species one may find in these waters. The guide will prove indispensable for whale and dolphin watchers, students in the region and indeed […]
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