It´s official! Sida and WIOMSA have signed an agreement on the next 5 years of support to WIOMSA. The MASMA Programme “Generating the Scientific and Policy Relevant Knowledge for achieving SDG 14 and Facilitating Implementation of the Paris Agreement in the WIO Region” will run from 2018-2022. The agreement was signed by the Sida Senior...
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University of Florida in partnership with the African Billfish Foundation and Pwani University are organizing a Regional Training Course on Practical Tools in Quantitative Fisheries Assessment. The training sessions will be held at Pwani University, Kilifi Kenya, from 16th – 26th July 2018. Interested applicants should complete the online application form: or thr attached...
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Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018 The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), honors three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. We would like you to nominate candidates...
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The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is happy to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting the career development of women in science: the Women in Science Mentoring Program. This program is designed in response to established studies showing that women are underrepresented in higher education and academia, in part due to...
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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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In memory of Danielle de St. Jorre, applications and nominations are invited for a scholarship to help fund the participation of a woman from a Small Island Developing State in IOI’s training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management, to be held from 23rd May to 20th July 2018 at Dalhousie University in Halifax,...
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The Alfred Wegner Institute is delighted to announce its 5th year hosting the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE); providing world class education, training and career development programmes in oceanography. The 10 month training programme will take place on the offshore island of Helgoland and the UNESCO reserve Wadden Sea island of Sylt, Germany....
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The IOI-SA Course in Ocean Governance for Africa will run from the 3rd to the 28th September 2018 in Cape Town. Please save these dates for your 2018 planning. Applications will open on the 8th January, 2018 and close on the 30th April 2018. Download the brochure for the course. For more information and to...
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The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. This is a combined issue of September and December issues and contains several interesting articles most of which related to the 10th WIOMSA Symposium and associated activities/events. Symposium photo gallery is also included. Thanks for all the support in 2017. We wish you all Merry Christmas...
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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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