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Sea cucumbers, an unknown resource

Over the last few years, the demand for sea cucumbers from Asian countries has literally exploded, obliging the manufacturers to produce more and more. In many producing countries, the number of sea cucumbers has diminished noticeably. Madagascar is not an exception to that rule. Helped by International organisms, the IHSM researchers have found a way […]
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Sea cucumbers in the western Indian Ocean: Improving management of an important but poorly understood resource. WIOMSA Book Series

Across the Western Indian Ocean harvesting of sea cucumbers is predominantly carried out by artisanal fishers. Worldwide production of beche-de-mer that is processed from sea cucumbers is currently not sufficient to meet the demand of the Asian Market and pressure to continue fishing is still very high. This coupled with declining stocks and weak management […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief -December 2012 – Volume 17, No 4

We are pleased to present the December, 2012 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles: The Nairobi Convention holds a successful Meeting of the Contracting Parties, WIO-COMPAS Adds Six New Marine Field Operators to the Ranks of Certified Marine Protected Area Professionals (MPA PROs), Sea Cucumber Fisheries: an Ecosystem Approach to Management in the […]
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