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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Western Indian Ocean Regional Training workshop on ‘Introduction to R Programming’

May 17th, 2017 4 comments

Macquarie University in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society are organizing a Regional Training Course on Introduction R programming, that will be held in Dar es Salaam, Republic of Tanzania from 27-29 October 2017. Applications are invited from the qualified applicants from all the countries in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

The ‘Introduction to R Programming’ training workshop is a hands-on three-day event that will cover the core skills to help the attendees climb the steep learning curve by teaching them how to use R programming to explore data from a variety of sources and by building inferential models and generating publication quality charts, graphs, and other data representations. The 3-day training course will be for newcomers to R and will be aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers from the WIO region.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please fill out the application form and together with your CV, e-mail them to and copy to The application deadline is 30th June 2017. However, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible because we will be making some selection decisions early, well before the deadline.

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Job Opportunities at Wildlife Conservation Society

May 11th, 2017 No comments

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a Marine Conservationist to lead the implementation of its field-based marine conservation efforts in Tanzania. The position is based in Zanzibar (or possibly Dar -es Salaam), and will require travel throughout the Tanzanian coastline. The WCS Tanzania Marine Conservationist position is a full-time position. Interested candidates should send their CVs and a cover letter to and cc’ing before 24th May 2017.

Download the full announcement.


Also the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a Shark and Ray Conservation Officer, who will work closely with the regional director, the country directors, and staff in New York marine program to plan, implement, provide advice on, and monitor WCS’s conservation activities. He/she will focus on building capacity within marine teams – particularly field based teams – within country programs to carry out shark and ray conservation work. He/she will also contribute to the development of a WCS regional action plan for shark and ray conservation and to fundraising activities. The location for the position is to be determined within the Southern Western Indian Ocean region, ideally Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, or Tanzania.

Interested candidates should send their CVs and cover letter to with copy to before 12 May 2017.

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Some – But Not All – Corals Adapting to Warming Climate

May 4th, 2017 No comments
  • WCS coral expert finds that some reefs were less sensitive to warming water over time
  • Eleven species became less while one species became more sensitive to temperature change
  • Study compares extremely warm years of 1998 and 2016
  • Study appears in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series

NEW YORK (May 2, 2017) – A new WCS study reveals evidence that some corals are adapting to warming ocean waters potentially good news in the face of recent reports of global coral die offs due to extreme warm temperatures in 2016. The study appears in the latest issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series.

The study looked at responses to extreme temperature exposures in the same reefs over time, and found less coral bleaching in 11 of the 21 coral species studied. WCS Senior Conservation Zoologist Tim McClanahan, who has been studying coral responses to climate change since the extreme temperatures of the1998 El Nino, authored the study.

Read the full article.