WIOMSA celebrates Marine Rangers on World Ranger Day 31st July 2020 Marine Rangers in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region work tirelessly to protect some of the region’s important marine habitats and species like marine turtles, sharks and dugongs – animals that are also among the most widely targeted by poachers for the illegal wildlife...
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Launching today – new guidelines to support mangrove restoration in the Western Indian Ocean!  For many coastal communities, including those in the Western Indian Ocean region, mangroves are critical to economic and food security. A new set of guidelines on mangrove restoration for the region aims to support the restoration of its degraded mangrove ecosystems...
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Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on MASMA, MARG and the Cities and Coast Project, six newly published papers, regional news, new publications and the naming of a new genus of sea-cucumber- Chantalia conandae- in honour of the former WIOMSA board member and Honorary Member of WIOMSA Prof. Emeritus Chantal Conand. We hope you...
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Monday, June 8, 2020, is World Oceans Day. Although this is a celebration, this year it is also time for us to reflect as individuals, as citizens and as members of a global community. This has been a strange year worldwide, when a Pandemic has pushed all other thoughts from our minds. Read the press release...
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The deadline for submission of application for the Regional Training Workshop on “The Use of Underwater Camera Systems to Sample Benthic Invertebrate Communities of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region” has been extended from 15 April 2020 to 18 May 2020. Download the full announcement.
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The third issue of the newsletter Litter Catch Up is out! This latest issue reports the on-going marine litter monitoring activities in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, and South Africa. Download the full issue.
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Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on the UN Decade of Ocean Science in the Western Indian Ocean, newly published papers such as the regional connectivity and the placement of MPAs in the WIO region and the challenges of small scale fisheries. We also cover a range of events that have taken place in...
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WIOMSA is inviting nominations of candidates for the WIOMSA Fellow and Honorary members program. Fellow and Honorary memberships are awarded to individuals in recognition of their exemplary/ outstanding/ distinguished contribution to the development of marine science research in the region and/or problem-solving and actions geared towards improving the management of coastal and marine environment in...
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The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in collaboration with the University of Comoros and the University of Dar es Salaam (Institute of Marine Sciences and the College of Agriculture Sciences and Fisheries Technology), are organizing a Regional Training Workshop on “The Use of Underwater Camera Systems to Sample Benthic Invertebrate Communities of the Western Indian...
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The IOI-SA will be running the annual course in Ocean Governance for Africa in collaboration with the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and other partners, from the 7th September to the 2nd October 2020. The course will be held in Cape Town, South Africa.  The deadline for...
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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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