Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Support to Non-State Actors Through Calls for Proposals

From 2006 to 2011, the Indian Ocean Commission (COI) implemented the Regional Programme for the Sustainable Management of Coastal Zone Resources (ReCoMaP) with the financial backing of the European Union. The specific objective of ReCoMaP-COI was to strengthen the capacities of local communities and public/private bodies, in order to achieve a sustainable Integrated Coastal Zone […]
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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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Jambiani, Managing our coasts: Planning for sustainable coastal livelihoods at Jambiani, Zanzibar

Degradation of the coastal environment and resources has been of concern on the east coast of Zanzibar for a long time. Traditional approaches to this problem have yet to achieve the intended goal of securing livelihoods on a degrading coastline. Involvement of the communities in deciding on actions and interventions is an important aspect for […]
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Environmental Management Systems – Best Practices – Implementation Manual

The survival of the tourism industry in the long term requires that all concerned (hoteliers, private sector, Institutions, NGOs, Authorities, Operators in the Tourism & Hospitality, the public and coastal communities) take the required actions for sustainable utilization of our natural resources so that the population and economy of partner countries may continue to benefit […]
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Visions for a Sea Change: Report of the First International Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Man and the Biosphere Programme: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 8-10 November 2006

Marine spatial planning is a way of improving decision making and delivering an ecosystem-based approach to managing human activities in the marine environment. It is a planning process that enables integrated, forward looking, and consistent decision making on the human uses of the sea. Marine spatial planning is analogous to spatial or land use planning […]
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Learning & Performing: Developing Skills for Coastal Management Practitioners course in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

The scope and complexity of integrated coastal management (ICM) programs which can be successfully implemented by any nation is directly dependent on its national capacity. Yet, despite substantive efforts over the last decade in education and training in countries of the Western Indian Ocean region, there remains insufficient individual and institutional capacity to implement meaningful […]
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Resources for short courses in Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Resources for short courses in Integrated Coastal Zone Management
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Methodological Guide to Integrated Coastal Zone Management

So as to be able to manage and develop our coastal zones in a sustainable manner, decision-makers must understand how the natural environment and human activities interrelate to form an “eco-sociosystem” which may be analysed through a study of its inherent elements : natural processes which interact within coastal ecosystems; resources used by Man; current […]
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