Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Offshore Fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species

The South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project has culminated in 2015 in the production of a comprehensive publication Offshore fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species produced by the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI). The report provides a valuable benchmark on the current knowledge of offshore fisheries in the […]
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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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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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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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