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Workshop Report – Regional data analysis and scientific writing workshop based on demersal fish trawl surveys and rapid bycatch assessment datasets from Kenya and Tanzania

The workshop was officially opened by Prof Kaunda-Arara (the convener) who welcomed the participants. Members introduced themselves by giving their names and roles in the concluded South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) cruises that generated the data which formed the subject of the workshop. The convener went through the agenda and programme for the […]
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Workshop Report – Regional capacity building through advanced data analysis and writing of scientific publications based on recent deep-water crustacean trawl surveys in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar Monday 25th – Friday 29th November 2013

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), through its Marine and Coastal Science for Management (MASMA) programme provided funding for a project to analyse data and publish / disseminate results emanating from four deep-water crustacean trawl surveys undertaken in 2011 and 2012 by the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP). The aims of […]
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The Shark Fin Soup

The “Shark fin soup” is a project that the Seychellois artist, Peter Lalande, had in mind for a long time. He wanted to tell a story about a cruel practice which deeply shocked him. The project became a reality following a meeting with a group of fishermen from FBOA who were conscious that such practice […]
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Report of the Inception/Focal Points Meeting of the SmartFish Programme, Flic en Flac, Mauritius, June 15-16, 2011

The Inception Meeting of the SmartFish Programme took place in Flic en Flac, Mauritius, on 15th and 16th June, 2011 at the invitation of the Indian Ocean Commission. The meeting was attended by representatives from partner regional economic commissions (COMESA, EAC, IGAD, IOC); partner regional fisheries organizations and projects; European Union Delegations; as well as […]
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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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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.2: June 2009

This is a second issue of the WIOMSA Magazine contains very interesting articles covering different topics such as; Meet the junior ecoguards; Dynamite fishing out of hand; Piracy, poverty and power; Snap shot from the Seychelles MPAs; and many more articles
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Sharks and Rays – A Field Guide to Common Elasmobranchs of East Africa

Elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are among the most fascinating but also the most unknown and misunderstood animals of our oceans. With nearly 200 species recorded, the East African region is a major hotspot for sharks and rays in the world. However, very little is known about their status, distribution, and taxonomy, whereas a large number […]
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Poissons de l’ocean Indien et de la mer Rouge. Second Edition (ON SALE AT AMAZON)

Ce guide, illustré de plus de 1 800 photographies sous-marines, présente près de 1 200 espèces de poissons rencontrées en plongée sous-marine dans l’océan Indien et en mer Rouge, entre la surface et 60 m de profondeur.Ouvrage de référence pour les passionnés du monde sous-marin, et plus particulièrement pour les plongeurs, il intéressera aussi un […]
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Global markets and local livelihoods of coastal communities in Kenya Implications for sustainable management

The inshore coral reef fisheries are considered overexploited but marine fish production may still be sustained if fishing effort is directed to exploit the deep sea pelagic fisheries that have not been fully exploited due to inadequate technology and equipment. Aquaculture production with focus on prawns and sea cucumber may also be considered to reduce […]
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