Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in relation to Fisheries Management: Challenges and Experiences from Developing Countries

A seminar was held on 24th-25th October 2006 on board the Norwegian coastal steamer “Trollfjord” while sailing from Trondheim to Bergen. The topic was “Marine Protected Areas (MPA) – a useful tool in fisheries management? Challenges and experiences from developing countries”. The seminar was arranged by the Norwegian Fishery Forum for Development Cooperation and funded […]
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A Schoolteacher’s Guide to Marine Environmental Education in the Western Indian Ocean region

The main objective of this book is to provide teachers of primary and secondary schools in the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region with a basic textbook that will allow them to introduce environmental components in the classroom as well as in outdoor activities. More specifically, it aims at supplying teachers, particularly those with a limited […]
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All about turtles. An education and awareness manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide information, procedures and guidance for sea turtle conservation activities in Kenya. Awareness and education activities described in the manual should be carried out in collaboration with government agencies mandated to manage and protect the marine sea turtles. This manual shall give you insights about sea turtles and […]
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Yote Kuhusu Kasa. Mwongozo wa elimu na uhamasisho

Kusudi la mwongozo huu ni kutoa habari , taratibu na mwongozo wa shughuli za kuhifadhi kasa wa bahari nchini Kenya. Shughuli za uhamasisho na elimu zinazoelezwa katika mwongozo huu lazima zitekelezwe kwa ushirikiano wa mashirika ya kiserikali ambayo yameruhusiwa kusimamia na kulinda kasa wa bahari. Mwongozo huu utakupatia undani zaidi kuhusu kasa wa bahari na […]
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Marine Litter in the Eastern Africa Region: An Overview Assessment

Marine litter is becoming a significant contributor to marine pollution in the Western Indian Ocean. The litter comes in myriad forms, and from a diversity of sources. It includes waste from legal and illegal dumpsites located on the coast or on river banks; rivers and floodwaters; industrial outfalls; discharge from storm water drains; untreated municipal […]
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Tanzania Biodiversity Threats Assessment: Biodiversity Threats and Management Opportunities for Fumba, Bagamoyo, and Mkuranga

The Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems (SUCCESS) Program falls under the Congressional biodiversity earmark, where it fits under the secondary code. These are programs and activities – site based or not – that have biodiversity conservation as an explicit, but not primary objective. One criterion for such programs is that their activities must be defined […]
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An Economic Analysis of Milkfish Farming in Tanzania: Potential for Economic Development and Policy Issues

The purpose of this economic analysis is to examine the costs and potential returns of constructing and operating a commercial milkfish pond in Tanzania in order to determine the economic feasibility of commercial production. The paper provides an overview of the basic steps in milkfish farming followed by two actual case studies. Several methods were […]
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A Comparative Economic Analysis of Two Seaweed Farming Methods in Tanzania

The national Seaweed Development Strategic Plan recently adopted by the Tanzanian government calls for expansion of seaweed farming which has proven to be an important income generator for coastal communities and an export earner for the country. The plan calls for the expansion of farming of Kappaphycus alvarezii, locally called cottonii. Although cottonii is 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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Producing Half-Pearls (Mabe)

This manual provides an overview of low-cost and environmental-friendly half-pearl production for coastal communities. The manual provides practical guidance on how to select suitable farm sites; obtain adequate pearl oysters; implant nucleus into the pearl oyster; process the half-pearl and make jewelry. The manual is designed to help extension agents and other practitioners working with […]
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