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WIOMSA Annual Report 2017 is Out!

We are pleased to announce the release of the WIOMSA Annual Report for 2017. The report highlights a myriad of projects and activities undertaken in 2017 on several fronts including science to policy initiatives, partnerships, capacity development and research. Activities of special note in 2017 were WIOMSA’s participation in the Ocean Conference, the development of the […]
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ACU Blue Charter Fellowships

Applications have recently opened for a new programme of fellowships aimed at researchers who are working to combat marine plastics pollution, open exclusively to PhD students and post-PhD researchers at ACU member institutions. The ACU Blue Charter Fellowships provide funding of up to £10,000 GBP for 2-3 month research visits hosted by any of the ACU’s other 500+ […]
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Job openings at CORDIO – NORAD project

CORDIO is recruiting a Programme Manager and a Senior Scientist. The Programme Manager will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring and reporting on all project activities implemented by CORDIO while the Senior Scientist will be responsible for fish ecology and coastal fisheries research, conservation and management activities. Application deadline: 2nd November 2018
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Recruiting Executive Director for Sea Sense

Sea Sense, a marine conservation NGO in Tanzania, is looking for a new Executive Director; due to growth over the past few years, the organisation is undergoing restructuring. Whilst a candidate familiar with marine conservation in East Africa will be preferred, and Sea Sense will certainly also be looking at candidates within Tanzania, there is […]
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Consultancies by the WIOSAP Project

The WIOSAP Project has issued two consultancies: Position: Climate Change Specialist – Mangroves, Seagrass and Coral Reefs Link:  https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=104412   Position: Valuation Expert – Methodologies Guidelines for Coastal & Marine Ecosystems Link:  https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=104479
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Madagascar agrees to a 10 year fisheries agreement with Chinese consortium

At the beginning of September, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the President of Madagascar, attended the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. It was announced during this visit that the two countries had finalised a 10 year investment agreement, entered into between the Malagasy Agency for Economic Development and Promotion of Enterprises, and the Chinese business […]
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Open call for institutions to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes in the WIO Region: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for submission of proposals to undertake marine litter monitoring programmes from institutions in the WIO region has been extended until 17 October, 2018. Download the full announcement.
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The latest issue of the WIO Journal of Marine Science is out!

Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its first regular issue of 2018, Volume 17 (1). The Issue contains nine articles, which could be viewed and downloaded fromhttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/wiojms.
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Women in fisheries

The 28th issue of the Women in Fisheries Bulletin, which highlights gender roles in coastal fisheries and development, and women’s fishing activities in urban and rural communities. Download the Issue.
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Job Opportunities at the Birdlife International

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit the Head of Conservation Division and the Vulture Conservation Manager. The deadline for submission of applications for the two positions is 10 September 2018.
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