Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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The Effects of Coral Bleaching on Coral Reef Fish, Fisheries, and Ecosystem Services in the Western Indian Ocean

The project evaluated the effects of coral bleaching and mortality on the coral reef communities, fish, and fisheries in the western Indian Ocean through a combination of field studies before and after the coral bleaching event in 1998, and the development of a historical database on benthic and fish communities. Investigators repeated fish community surveys […]
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A Guide to Milkfish Culture in the Western Indian Ocean Region. WIOMSA Book Series No 8

Milkfish is a marine and brackish water species that is locally caught and eaten, but rarely has it been cultured commercially in ponds in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Milkfish farming is considered to have great potential to provide additional livelihood and food production opportunities for coastal communities in Western Indian Ocean Region. This guide […]
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Investigation of the Importance of Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations for the Sustainable Management of Artisanal Fisheries Resources in the Seychelles. WIOMSA Book Series No 6

Many reef fishes aggregate at specific times and locations for the purpose of spawning. Spawning aggregations are vulnerable to overfishing, notably transient-type aggregations common to many groupers (Serranidae) and rabbitfishes (Siganidae). A 3-year multidisciplinary programme was implemented in Seychelles and aimed to determine the importance of spawning aggregations for artisanal fisheries management. Semi-structured interviews revealed […]
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Dolphin Tourism in East Africa. WIOMSA Book No 7

The MASMA sustainable dolphin tourism project was a collaborative research effort conducted between 2003 and 2006 with participants from Mozambique, South Africa, Sweden and Zanzibar. The objectives were to build the capacity for sustainable dolphin tourism in the East African region. Both basic and applied research was conducted to assess status and promote effective conservation […]
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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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Marine Science Development in Tanzania and Eastern Africa : Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Conference on Advances in Marine Science in Tanzania, 28 June-1 July 1999, Zanzibar, Tanzania – WIOMSA Book Series No 1

The conference on ‘Advances in Marine Sciences in Tanzania’, on which this proceedings is based, was organized in Zanzibat, Tanzania from 28 June – 1 July, 1999. It was organised by the Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam with support from Sida-SAREC, CIDA through the Memorial University of Newfoundland-University of […]
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Eastern Africa Atlas of Coastal Resources: Tanzania

This Atlas of marine and coastal resources in Tanzania is designed to raise the awareness and understanding of non-specialists, particularly decision makers, resource managers, students, and the general populace, on coastal and marine environmental issues and related challenges in Tanzania. It is written in non-technical language to make it easy to understand and use. It […]
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The Voyage from Seychelles to Maputo: Successes and Failures of Integrated Coastal Management in Eastern Africa and Island States, 1996-2001, Vol 1.

In 1993, the environment and natural resource management ministers of the Eastern African region met in Arusha, Tanzania to address these probles: the population increase, inappropriate or poorly planned development, the pressures from emerging economic development, raise on the number of job seekers and coastal dwellers are threatening the functional integrity of the natural coastal […]
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The Voyage from Seychelles to Maputo: Successes and Failures of Integrated Coastal Management in Eastern Africa and Island States, 1996-2001, Vol II.

In 1993, the environment and natural resource management ministers of the Eastern African region met in Arusha, Tanzania to address these probles: the population increase, inappropriate or poorly planned development, the pressures from emerging economic development, raise on the number of job seekers and coastal dwellers are threatening the functional integrity of the natural coastal […]
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Guidelines for the Environmental Assessment of Coastal Aquaculture Development

The overall objective of these guidelines, and the associated training initiative, is to improve the environmental assessment capacity for mariculture developments in a variety of stakeholder groups in Eastern Africa. The guidelines and associated technical appendices provide detailed practical and technical information to reduce and mitigate the environmental and social impacts of mariculture developments along […]
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