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Call for Nominations: First Round of Regional Workshops of the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, would like to draw attention to the convening, under the auspices of the United Nations, of regional Workshops (the “Workshops”) in support of the third cycle of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the […]
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WIOMSA Board Elections: Nomination of New Board Members

WIOMSA is pleased to announce that nominations for the WIOMSA Board of Trustees are now being accepted. Only members in good standing (paying members and registered students) are eligible to nominate, be nominated, and vote in the election, according to WIOMSA’s electoral rules. Each WIOMSA member may recommend up to four candidates, one for each of the […]
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Delivering transparency in fisheries: Madagascar publishes vessel lists

The Government of Madagascar has taken an important step towards fisheries transparency by publishing a list of industrial vessels authorised to fish in the country’s waters. This list, detailing 39 vessels permitted to catch shrimp for the 2022 season, is the latest in a series of commitments aimed at securing a more sustainable future for fisheries in the […]
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The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out!

We are pleased to announce the release of the first issue of the 2022 WIOMSA Newsbrief series! The  Newsbrief features some insightful stories from WIOMSA and partners in the region. We have showcased the  launch of the Climate Change Policy and Adaptation Planning for Mombasa County Government, Kenya. We highlight a story from the next […]
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Submit your Abstract for the 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

There is one month to go to submit an abstract for the 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium! If you would like to share your work with delegates at the WIOMSA Symposium in South Africa, in October 2022, you have just one month to write and submit  an abstract for oral and poster presentations or to convene a mini […]
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12th WIOMSA Symposium: Call for Special Sessions

WIOMSA, the Sustainable Seas Trust and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to invite proposals for special sessions at the 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium  to be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa on 10-15 October 2022. 14th October 2022 has been set aside for special sessions convened by projects, programmes and organisations to discuss topical issues that […]
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WiMS on International Women’s Day!

Today marks International Women’s Day, and the theme is: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. During the month of March 2022, the Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS) will showcase some of the empowering work that work women in marine science in the Western Indian Ocean Region are embarking on to #breakthebias and empower […]
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International Women’s Day: Live Interview with Jacqueline Uku

Join the IOC UNESCO for a Special Instagram Live Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Uku- the WIOMSA President and the co-chair of the Editorial Board of the latest issue of Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR). Dr. Uku will be discussing the role of women in building ocean knowledge and the findings of the GOSR. The interview […]
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Announcements: Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the WIO; UCT/SAEON PhD and Post doc positions

Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the Western Indian Ocean including the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman A Regional Training Workshop on ‘Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the Western Indian Ocean including the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman’ will be organised in a hybrid format on 7th […]
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WIOMSA ScienceNews: Upwelling and the influx of freshwater increase fisheries productivity

A study of primary productivity in Kenya’s territorial waters has demonstrated that upwelling is associated with high fisheries output. Scientists from ten institutions in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States of America collaborated in the Productivity in the East African Coastal Current under Climate Change (PEACC) project that produced the […]
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