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As the fish population in Kenya’s Lake Victoria decreases, local fishermen try to compete with cheaper fish imports from China. Source: CNN
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The Seychelles has created protected areas “the size of Great Britain” in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some of its national debt paid off, the island nation has agreed to protect 210,000 sq km (81,000 sq miles) of ocean. The reserves will limit tourism and fishing activities in the Seychelles to halt further...
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Timothy McClanahan and Nyawira Muthiga, founders of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s coral reef program, won the first Award for Conservation Excellence, or ACE. The award carries a cash prize of $100,000, as well as a $5,000 Cabela’s gift certificate.               @Kimberly Fletcher Read the full article.
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If current trends continue and countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching on an annual basis, according to a new United Nations environment agency study. Bleaching has a hugely negative effect on the health of a coral reef which, in turn, is vital to...
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A new project focussing on Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research (SOLSTICE), has been approved and th Global Challenges Research Fund, Research Council UK (RCUK) and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), and aims to strengthen the ability of the nine Western Indian Ocean nations to address the challenges...
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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...
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By Wanjohi Kabukuru [Gazi Bay, Kenya] Gazi Bay is a quiet sleepy village which lies some 55 kilometres south of Kenya’s coastal resort capital of Mombasa. It does not feature on the tourism circuit as the south-coast’s hotspots of Diani, Ukunda, Nyali, Kisite and even its direct neighbour Chale Island. And it fades into oblivion...
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By Wanjohi Kabukuru [Ilha da Inhaca, Mozambique] Mangroves are fascinating trees. At the breathtaking Rufiji Delta in Tanzania where the River Rufiji empties into the Indian Ocean, an interesting story is narrated by a resident Richard Mtila. “In 1987 the Tanzanian government imposed a moratorium on mangroves cutting in the Rufiji Delta to protect the...
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By Wanjohi Kabukuru [Chale Peninsula, Kenya] On a general talk, it appears as if the Gazi project was initiated a few years ago. However after spending a few days in this rural outpost is when one realises that the project is a culmination of years of determined study and quiet determination by a quiet researcher...
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The Kenya Wildlife Service will conduct an aerial census for marine mammals from March 23 to March 27. KWS spokesperson Paul Gatitu said the exercise will be launched at the Mombasa Marine National Park on March 23. “The survey will focus on dugongs in the area between Diani and Vanga in the South Coast and Ungwana...
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President
Dr. Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100 KENYA
juku988@gmail.com

Vice President
Prof. Ranjeet Bhagooli
Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius
Reduit 80837
MAURITIUS
r.bhagooli@uom.ac.mu

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