World Ocean’s day is fast approaching! This week we will share some short articles from current grantees under WIOMSA’s MASMA and MARG programmes.  Threats of microplastics pollution to the marine ecosystem of Tanzanian coastal waters Bahati Sosthenes Mayoma (1)*, Farhan R. Khan (2), Salum Hemed (1), Moses Joel Shimba (1)  Plastic pollution is one of...
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Registrations for the upcoming 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium is now open. Registration fees; 150 USD for paid WIOMSA members. 75 USD for students (does not include Post Docs) 200 USD for non WIOMSA members. The registration fee includes; Lunch on 1st-5th July 2019 Opening and closing ceremony evening events Airport transfers on 29th June ,  30th June,...
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The WIOMSA Scientific Symposium photo competition is here again! The theme of this year’s photo competition is “People, Coasts and Oceans: Opportunities for a changing future” They say a picture is worth a thousand words- share your story through the lens of your camera! Entries can be on any topic of your choice related to coastal...
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A publication ‘Local Management of Marine Resources: A Guide for Communities in Kenya and Mainland Tanzania is out. This publication available in both English and Kiswahili, has been published and is designed to provide guidance to community members and resource users who wish to manage their own natural resources by developing a strategy for local...
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Quirimbas National Park, northern Mozambique, photo by Romy Chevallier Uniting around a global call to see oceans managed more sustainably, more than 500 people will gather in Maputo this week (23-24 May 2019) to attend an international oceans conference hosted by the Government of Mozambique. Envisaged to become a biennial event, this international dialogue will...
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The deadline for submitting applications for the position of Executive Secretary has been extended 17 May 2019. For more details about the position, please download the detailed TORs.
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The Global Network on Environment and Oil and Gas is pleased to invite you to register for the upcoming Executive Webinar on ‘Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations’. This webinar will take place on 30 April 2019 from 13:00-14:30 hrs (Geneva Time). Also, you are kindly requested to please share this...
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The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) is inviting applications for the position of Executive Secretary. For the position, the Association is looking for an individual with experience in project/programme management, management of a team; including experts and support staff. The Executive Secretary should be familiar with the coordination of volunteer networks and working...
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The Deep Sea Fishing Authority (DSFA) is calling for expressions of interest for tuna-related research studies, under SWIOFish project. The studies are “Research on oceanographic factors influencing tuna and tuna-like species in the Tanzanian waters” and “Undertaking an analysis if the stock structure and genetics connectivity of tuna and tuna-like species in the Tanzanian waters“, The...
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Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief, which rounds up new projects, news, and events. Some of the highlights of the Newsbrief include the launch of the WiMS website, monitoring ocean acidification in the WIO region and the launch of Miji Bora Project. We also feature the historic maiden voyage of the FlipFlopi, a profile of Refiloe Mofokeng’s work on plastics, and Rima Beesoo’s...
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Dr. Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100 KENYA

Vice President
Prof. Ranjeet Bhagooli
Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius
Reduit 80837

Prof. Yunus Mgaya
National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
P.O. Box 9653
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

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