New Publication
The edition is the second part of a series inspired by the Women in Marine Science Network (WiMS) based on the theme “Breaking the class ceiling; Stories from women who are making a difference in coastal and marine resource management”.  The editor, Rebecca Loustau-Lalanne, sums up this special issue that comes to you in the midst...
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Identifying local governance capacity needs for implementing climate change adaptation in Mauritius By Louis Celliers ( & David Samuel Williams ( This new paper is one of a series of such papers on the importance of local coastal governance for climate change adaptation. The research project was funded by the WIOMSA MASMA Project entitled Emerging...
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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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SPC Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division has just published seven new publications: i) The SPC Fisheries Address Book 2020, which lists over 1500 fisheries-related contacts. It is updated every year. ii) Four reports to support gender-responsive programming approaches to fisheries and aquaculture in:  Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu iii) A Regional Framework on Aquatic Biosecurity to provide regional guidance...
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The latest issue of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just been published. This issue, Vol 18, No 2 (2019) has the following articles: i) Francis P. Mmanda, Jan Erik Lindberg, Anna N. Haldén, Torbjorn Lundh – Mineral content in local feed ingredients used by fish farmers in four different regions of...
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Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief. The December Newsbrief features articles on WIOMSA’s  annual grantees meeting, news from the Cities and Coast and MASMA competitive grant initiatives, a story on the role of the Western Indian Ocean in the first ever Marine Regions Forum in Berlin,  the kick off meeting of the WIOGEN project, a global study...
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In the WIOMSA Marine Litter Workshop held in April 2019 in Mombasa, Kenya, it was agreed that a a quarterly newsletter be established to report on the progress of implementation of the marine litter projects in seven countries. The first issue of the Litter Catch Up was published in October 2019. The Newsletter is a...
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Vol 18, No 1 (2019) with the following articles: i) Maurice O. Obiero, Cyprian O. Odoli, Peter O. Odote, Raymond K. Ruwa, Maurice O. Omega – Shelf life assessment of hot smoked African catfish stored under different storage conditions from Lake Kenyatta,...
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Over the past 18 months, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has implemented a project that seeks to support ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in Southern Africa. The objective of the project is to enhance the climate resilience of the Southern African region by strengthening the role of marine and coastal EbA in national climate...
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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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