We are pleased to announce that another edition of the WIOMSA Letter Catch Up newsletter is now out!
About this edition:
Despite the inhibitions placed on the activities of the monitoring teams by the COVID-19 pandemic, some teams have managed to continue the work. In other countries, restrictions on travel, working in groups, and access to worksites brought work to a halt. This newsletter was written in the 12th month after the arrival of the pandemic in Africa.
The monitoring programme for marine debris is the first of its kind in Africa and could well be the first in the world, in that teams in seven countries (Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania) are working together over the great area, collecting data in a harmonious way and sharing information, educational material, and reports. This report covers the period from January 2021 to the end of March 2021.