Call for nominations: WIOMSA Fellow and Honorary members and WIOMSA Emerging Scientist!

July 17th, 2017 No comments

The WIOMSA Honorary and Fellow membership and WIOMSA Emerging Scientist award ceremony will be held during the Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in October/November 2017. The awards are an integral part of building scientific capacity in the region as they are given to individuals in recognition of their exemplary/outstanding/distinguished contribution in the development of marine science in the region and/or problem solving and actions geared towards improving management of coastal and marine environment in the region.

Download the call for nominations for Honorary and Fellow membership award and WIOMSA Emerging Scientist Award.

The deadline for submission of nominations is 12 August 2017.

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WIOMSA unveils its new logo!

July 13th, 2017 No comments

We are pleased to present the June 2017 WIOMSA Newsbrief which among others include the article on new WIOMSA logo. With WIOMSA celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, what a better way to start marking this milestone than introducing a new brand identity for the Association! The issue also includes articles on WIOMSA participation in the UN Ocean Conference, events that have taken place between March and June 2017, MARG Grantee article, new marine hatchery, and election of members of WIOMSA Board of Trustees. Enjoy the read.

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African Marine Waste Conference: Sponsorship Offered to Attend

June 29th, 2017 No comments

If you work on or study Marine Waste along the Coasts of Africa, including waste management in universities, research organisations, governments, NGOs, coastal municipalities, communities or resorts and you want to attend the African Marine Waste Conference that will take place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from 9-13 July 2017, please apply for sponsorship.

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Opening of World Fisheries University in South Korea

June 20th, 2017 No comments

World Fisheries University (hereinafter WFU) Graduate Program at Pukyoung National University (hereinafter PKNU) is planned to be launched in the Fall of 2017. The Graduate School is sponsored by the Korean Government, which strives to be a pioneer in the fisheries industry by enhancing the human resources of developing countries.

As Korea’s first professional school dedicated exclusively to fisheries affairs, the WFU Graduate School is determined to produce outstanding experts in this field.

Sustainable development, prevention and settlement of conflicts and human rights, and securing democracy are the three main aims of the UN. The international community has regarded South Korea as being at the forefront in these areas. PKNU has long maintained its reputation for advancing the fisheries industry to obtain food security and to contribute to sustainable development.

PKNU has been a leader in the history of the fisheries industry for the last 70 years, producing a number of experts through its extensive research facilities and internationally recognized academics. Graduates have pursued careers in diverse fields from government agencies to universities and research centers as professors and researchers, while others have entered the private industry working in such areas as engineering and manufacturing.

  • Academic Duration: September 1, 2017 – February 22, 2019 (18 months)
  • Degree: Master of Fisheries Sciences (Aquaculture Technology, Fisheries Resources Management, and Social Sciences)
  •  Admission Schedule

Application period: June 1st ~ July 14th 2017

Admission Notification: July 28th 2017

<Where to submit your application>

Address : Office of International Affairs, Pukyoung National University 45 Yongso-ro, Nam-gu, Busan 48513, Republic of Korea Contact. TEL. +82-51-629-6846 /

The DHL fee will be paid by the WFU Graduate School.

For necessary inquiries, please call or email to Programme coordinator, Ms. Sunny Kwon.

Tel. +82-51-629-6682 /

Please check the attached files and link for more details.

Pukyong National University Website:

Graduate School of World Fisheries University(WFU) Programme

<Link to Related Files>


WFU_Program Information.pdf


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2017 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice: First Announcement – Call for Abstracts and Proposals

June 20th, 2017 No comments
All interested are invited to submit proposals for special sessions and workshops, and abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 2017 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice.

Please submit all proposals for special sessions and/or workshops for consideration by 30 June 2017 using the online submission system.

Please submit all abstracts for oral and poster presentations for consideration by 4 August 2017 using the online submission system. If you are experiencing issues with the online submission system, please email, and we will assist.

This symposium offers a platform for the conservation community to share and explore issues and recent developments in the science and practice of conservation, and in understanding and communicating the value of biodiversity to society.

It seeks to identify solutions to critical issues and to impact policy in order to enhance conservation efforts in Africa and beyond. It also aims to promote partnerships between government agencies, conservation authorities, non-governmental organisations, legal practitioners, communicators and other relevant professionals and stakeholders, to address the contemporary conservation challenges of our world.

This is a CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM not just a science forum its scope is conservation in its full context including governance, science, management, decision-making, stake-holder engagement and the assessment of effectiveness of efforts and interventions.

It is of relevance to decision-makers and policy developers, conservation managers, scientists, law makers and to communities and stakeholders who live in and depend on the use of biodiversity.


  • Protected area management effectiveness
  • Management of protected areas and buffer zones
  • Transboundary conservation
  • Conserving in the face of global change
  • Managing ecological and evolutionary processes
  • Threatened species conservation
  • Advances in monitoring and surveillance
  • Mitigating threats to biodiversity, wildlife crime, and invasive alien species
  • Valuing biodiversity, ecosystem goods and services, biodiversity and livelihoods, and resource economics
  • Land-use and conservation planning
  • Securing critical biodiversity areas
  • Co-management of protected areas and biodiversity
  • Integration of cultural and biodiversity management
  • Media and communication
  • Legal, policy and ethical issues
  • Implementation of global / multinational agreements


Special Session Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 August 2017

Preliminary Programme Available: 25 August 2017

Registration Forms Available: 10 July 2017

Early Bird Payments: 15 September 2017

Registration Closes and Payments Deadline: 13 October 2017

All Other Payments (Late): 17 November 2017

Official Opening of Symposium: Monday 14h00 6 November 2017

Official Closing of Symposium: Friday 13h00 10 November 2017

For any queries, contact Freyni or Erica:

+27 (0)49 842 4335 or +27 (0)83 256 7202

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Request for Proposal: MPAs Over the Finish Line

June 20th, 2017 No comments

The Waitt Foundation is pleased to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new initiative, MPAs Over the Finish Line, which aims to identify “shovel ready” MPA projects where 6 to 12 months of additional, targeted funding will result in legally-binding MPAs that have the political and social support necessary for implementation success.  The scope of this RFP is not geographically limited, nor is it limited by the potential size of the protected area.

We have a particularly keen interest in (but not limited to) small “boots on the ground” nonprofits/NGOs.  For additional background information and specific details on how to apply, please use the link below.  Please, no phone calls.

MPAs Over the Finish Line

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Election of WIOMSA Board of Trustees members!

June 12th, 2017 No comments

The time for WIOMSA members to exercise their democratic right and vote for their Board of Trustees members has come.

This Special Edition of the WIOMSA Newsbrief contains biographies of the eight candidates who are standing for the four categories.

Information on voting procedure is also contained in this issue.


Download the full issue.

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Vote for the video of our project Making waves / Sea PoWer

June 7th, 2017 No comments

You are all requested to vote for the video of project, “Sea PoWer” and support women seaweed farmers in Zanzibar! “Sea PoWer” is a small project run by five women scientists from Tanzania, Kenya and France. Last year we won an award from the Australian Government as part of their Blue Economy Challenge to develop a new way of farming seaweed and empower the women seaweed farmers of Zanzibar. This short film about the project and has been entered it into the Women in Seafood video competition, which will run alongside the World Seafood Congress next September in Iceland. Help them promote their work with women seaweed farmers and win a trip for one of us to attend the conference! Like the and spread the word! #womeninseafood #SeaPoWer

PS – best viewed in Chrome.

PS 2- voting until the 12th of June only.


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WIOMSA at UN Ocean Conference!

June 6th, 2017 No comments

In the light of the Ocean Conference taking place in New York this week, the embassy would like to highlight the work of one of Sweden’s partner organizations in Tanzania, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), along with the fact that they have been invited to participate in the all-important Ocean Conference to make a stand for the SDG 14 – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa – GMES & Africa: Open Call for Proposals

May 24th, 2017 No comments

The African Union Commission invites proposals from interested and eligible African institutions for the implementation of the GMES & Africa Support Programme with the following specific objectives:

  • Consolidating, extending and developing applications for the Water and Natural Resources and the Marine & Coastal Areas Services to adequately provide information to policymakers, scientists, businesses and the public on real time basis,
  • Strengthening regional and national capacities to generate and apply EO-based and in-situ information for Water and Natural Resources and the Marine & Coastal Areas Services,
  • Raising public awareness on the critical role of Earth Observation in sustainable development; and
  • Developing a framework for promoting intra-African collaboration and open access to data for Water and Natural Resources and the Marine & Coastal Areas Services. 

The full Guidelines for Applicants, Application form and other supporting documents are available for downloading from

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, August, 21  2017 at 17:00 hours, Addis Ababa time (GMT + 3).

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