New Publication
The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) is delighted to announce the upcoming release of a new training manual, Exercises in Marine Biodiversity and Ecology: A Training Manual using the Intertidal Habitats of the WIO region. You are invited to participate in the online launch from 1500 – 1600 on March 5, 2021. Download...
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The special issue of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, titled ‘Productivity in the East African Coastal Current under climate change has just been published. This issue, has the following articles: i) Majuto Manyilizu, Philip Sagero, Issufo Halo, Shigalla B. Mahongo – A comparative study of ocean surface interannual variability in Northern Tanzania...
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This second special issue of the WIOMSA magazine whose theme is ecosystem restoration captures the excellent and often under-reported work that is going on across the western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Being released on the eve of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the two latest issues of the Magazine, produced jointly by WIOMSA...
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The latest issue of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just been published. This issue, Vol 19, No 1 (2020) has the following articles: i) Vilma Machava-António, Salomão O. Bandeira, Célia C. Macamo, Rosalina Mahanzule – Value chain analysis of mangrove forests in central Mozambique: Uses, stakeholders and income ii) Walter Jabali,...
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2019 was a year of remarkable progress and impact for WIOMSA. The 2019 Annual report captures how WIOMSA has worked mindfully and effectively to take advantage of the opportunities presented to work at the intersection of science, management, policy and society in the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean region. The various...
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Seagrass beds are crucial ecosystems providing economic and food security for coastal communities around the globe, including those in the Western Indian Ocean region. A new set of Guidelines on seagrass restoration for the region aim to support the restoration of degraded seagrass beds. The new Guidelines on Seagrass Ecosystem Restoration for the Western Indian...
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Are you up to date with the latest happenings at WIOMSA and the region? Take a look at the latest edition of the WIOMSA Newsbrief which is full of great and exciting content! Read how WIOMSA projects are responding to COVID- 19, the launch of the WIOMSA Presidential Award, highlights from recently published papers, upcoming...
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These new guidelines aim to support sustainable management of Western Indian Ocean (WIO) water resources. For many communities living in the WIO region, rivers are an essential resource for food, employment, and energy. The new publication, Guidelines for the Assessment of Environmental Flows in the Western Indian Ocean Region, aims to help communities and governments...
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Yesterday, 16th of September, the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA published a new report on ‘State of Ocean Governance in the Western Indian Ocean Region’. The State of Ocean Governance in the Western Indian Ocean Region reviews the status and trends in ocean governance in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) and identifies key gaps, challenges, and opportunities...
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WIOMSA and the Nairobi Convention have jointly produced two issues of the WIOMSA Magazine focusing on restoring damaged coastal ecosystems.  The publication of this issue of the  Magazine in 2020 is quite timely, coinciding with the start of the decade of ecosystem  for which the United Nations has unequivocally reaffirmed that “restoring damaged ecosystems is an efficient...
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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