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World Ocean’s day is fast approaching! This week we will share some short articles from current grantees under WIOMSA’s MASMA and MARG programmes.  Secret garden under the sea, what are we doing to conserve them? Article by: Blandina Lugendo Seagrasses, the flowering plants of the sea. Like land (terrestrial) plants, seagrasses are among key components...
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Quirimbas National Park, northern Mozambique, photo by Romy Chevallier Uniting around a global call to see oceans managed more sustainably, more than 500 people will gather in Maputo this week (23-24 May 2019) to attend an international oceans conference hosted by the Government of Mozambique. Envisaged to become a biennial event, this international dialogue will...
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The deadline for submitting applications for the position of Executive Secretary has been extended 17 May 2019. For more details about the position, please download the detailed TORs.
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The Global Network on Environment and Oil and Gas is pleased to invite you to register for the upcoming Executive Webinar on ‘Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations’. This webinar will take place on 30 April 2019 from 13:00-14:30 hrs (Geneva Time). Also, you are kindly requested to please share this...
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The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) is inviting applications for the position of Executive Secretary. For the position, the Association is looking for an individual with experience in project/programme management, management of a team; including experts and support staff. The Executive Secretary should be familiar with the coordination of volunteer networks and working...
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The Deep Sea Fishing Authority (DSFA) is calling for expressions of interest for tuna-related research studies, under SWIOFish project. The studies are “Research on oceanographic factors influencing tuna and tuna-like species in the Tanzanian waters” and “Undertaking an analysis if the stock structure and genetics connectivity of tuna and tuna-like species in the Tanzanian waters“, The...
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Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief, which rounds up new projects, news, and events. Some of the highlights of the Newsbrief include the launch of the WiMS website, monitoring ocean acidification in the WIO region and the launch of Miji Bora Project. We also feature the historic maiden voyage of the FlipFlopi, a profile of Refiloe Mofokeng’s work on plastics, and Rima Beesoo’s...
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The Seychelles president has gone below the surface of the Indian Ocean to call for better protection for the world’s seas. Danny Faure said that a healthy ocean was “crucial for the survival of humanity” in a broadcast made 124m (406ft) below sea level. He had joined a British-led expedition exploring the ocean’s depths. Last...
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The Nairobi Convention Secretariat are delighted to share with you the first issue of the Nairobi Convention Newsletter of 2019, which includes updates on what countries in the Western Indian Ocean region are doing to protect, manage, and develop their coastal and marine environment through various projects executed by the Convention. You can access it...
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The 11th WIOMSA Symposium brings together inspiring keynote presentations covering interesting topical issues such as fishery decline and human nutrition; natural capital accounting, women’s role in fisheries and blue economy. Click on https://symposium.wiomsa.org/keynote-speakers/ to read their short biographies and abstracts.
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President
Dr. Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100 KENYA
juku988@gmail.com

Vice President
Prof. Ranjeet Bhagooli
Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius
Reduit 80837
MAURITIUS
r.bhagooli@uom.ac.mu

Treasurer
Prof. Yunus Mgaya
National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
P.O. Box 9653
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
yunusmgaya@gmail.com

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