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WIOMSA celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019.  25 Years of WIOMSA: celebrating the past, shaping the future features key figures who played an important role in the creation and development of WIOMSA. These founding members reflect on the progress of WIOMSA, the difference the Association  has made in its 25 years and plans for the...
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WiMS is proud to launch the video “Women in Marine Science” which showcases the inspiring women in the WIOMSA community sharing their thoughts on marine science careers for women  the Western Indian Ocean region.
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A meeting of minds: Building relationships and sharing ideas will potentially put the coastal city of Mombasa onto a smart and sustainable pathway and strengthen its ability to withstand the impacts of climate change.   Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city and home to 1.2 million people. Its location on the south coast of Kenya...
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The problem of microplastics – tiny plastic fragments and fibres – polluting marine and coastal ecosystems has attracted a lot of attention around the world. Now a WIOMSA-funded study has demonstrated that the pollutants are present in sediments and marine organisms in Tanzania. View the video here!  The study “Microplastics in beach sediments and cockles...
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Leading marine researchers and scientists caution that it’s make-or-break for Africa’s governments to enact and enforce ocean policies. Marine experts from around the world met in Gqeberha, South Africa, for a week in October for a symposium on the importance of cutting-edge science and innovation in underpinning marine conservation policy decisions in Africa. Africa’s foremost...
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Dr. Nelly Isigi Kadagi, the 2021 WIOMSA Emerging Scientist Award Winner delivered a keynote presentation highlighting the need for the inclusion of diverse voices in the Ocean Decade, keeping the door open and supporting small scale fisheries.    
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Ms Mary-May Jeremie
Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT)
Oceangate House, Room 109
Flamboyant Avenue, Victoria

Vice President
Dr Nina Wambiji
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100, KENYA

Dr Blandina Lugendo
School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology,
University of Dar es Salaam, Kunduchi,
P.O. Box 60091
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA