Environment in the Media
The Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, in partnership with Human in love, Korea, is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of “My Beloved Ocean” children’s drawing contest. I am protecting the oceans and the Earth with my painting! Our oceans are being destroyed due to various pollution and climate crises! Please express your story...
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A regional Symposium on Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported Industrial Fishing (IUUF) is underway in Antananarivo, Madagascar, running from June 5-7, 2023. Blue Ventures has organized the Symposium in collaboration with the US Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros. The Symposium was officially opened by Madagascar’s Minister of Fisheries and Blue Economy, H.E. Dr Mahatante Tsimanaoraty Paubert ...
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The 22nd  WIO-COMPAS Certification Event kicked off in Seychelles  on 3rd of May with an official launch by H.E. Flavien Joubert, Minister of Agriculture, Climate Change and the Environment, Seychelles.  The WIOMSA President Marie May Jeremie was also in attendance and she underscored the important role that MPA practitioners can play in the achievement of...
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WIOMSA is excited to share a new short-interview series titled “Blue Sessions”. The segment features interviews with ocean leaders from various sectors sharing their insights, reflections and solutions to address the challenges that face the coastal and marine environment in the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region and beyond. Blue sessions will focus on advances in...
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Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries Zanzibar,  the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam is organizing an Ocean art contest in line with the UN World Oceans Day theme 2022 “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean: Shedding...
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The WWF Education for Nature (EFN) Program is pleased to announce the launch of two new grant opportunities through WWF’s Education for Nature Program!  A brief synopsis for each is available below along with links to full eligibility requirements and the application instructions. NEW! The Caroline Goldman Cassagnol Fellowship This fellowship supports EFN alumni who wish...
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The Editorial Board of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science (WIOJMS) is pleased to announce the publication of WIOJMS Volume 20, Issue 2 (2021). The issue contains the following articles: Assessment of reef fish and benthic cover of the North and South Dar es Salaam Marine Reserves system before the 2016 El Niño....
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We are delighted to announce the publication of the December 2021 WIOMSA Newsbrief! The WIOMSA Newsbrief contains several interesting stories from WIOMSA and  partners for the October-December quarter. Here’s what is featured in the Newsbrief: the 2021 MASMA and Cities and Coasts Grantees meeting, the Western Indian Ocean Certification of Marine Protected Area Professionals (WIO-COMPAS)...
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We are pleased to announce the release of the latest WIOMSA Magazine!  Issue 13 of the WIOMSA Magazine: People and the Environment , focusing on “WIO Marine Conservation: people, progress, prospects” , has been inspired by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Management Network (WIOMPAN).  We are delighted that the renowned Dr. Sylvia Earle has...
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A new study published in the Wiley Journal of Global Ecology and Biogeography has determined that both human pressures, when coupled with erosion, drought, and sea-level changes (i.e. certain effects of climate change), are the main culprits behind the diminishing mangrove forests in the Western Indian Ocean region. Globally, mangroves provide goods and services estimated to...
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Ms Mary-May Jeremie
Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT)
Oceangate House, Room 109
Flamboyant Avenue, Victoria

Vice President
Dr Nina Wambiji
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100, KENYA

Dr Blandina Lugendo
School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology,
University of Dar es Salaam, Kunduchi,
P.O. Box 60091
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA