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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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Commercial Sea Cucumbers – A review for the Western Indian Ocean. WIOMSA Book No 5

Sea cucumbers (Holothurians) are a group of marine invertebrates that are harvested worldwide in tropical and subtropical countries. Over the past decades, a significant increase in the demand for sea cucumber has led to an explosion in exploitation often resulting in population declines in many producing nations. Because of the importance of sea cucumbers as […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – March 2006 – Volume 11, No 1

We are pleased to present the March, 2006 WIOMSA Newsbrief which covers an interesting array of articles: Dr Nyawira Muthiga re-elected at the helm of WIOMSA, Election of Country Coordinators brought many new faces, WIOMSA hosts Regional ‘Training of Trainers’ Course, ODINPubAfrica – database for electronic publications and many more articles
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