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Abstracts for the Eleventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium can now be submitted online at http://abstract.wiomsa.org/index.php/wiomsa/11WSS.   Please follow the online submission instructions as described in this note.   Abstracts must be submitted no later than 31st January 2019.
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The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the University of Mauritius and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium to be held in Mauritius from 1st – 6th July 2019. The week’s activities are divided as follows: 1st – 4th July – The main part of the Symposium. This component...
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The Sixth WIOMSA General Assembly will be held on 3 November 2017 will start at 9:00. One of the main agenda of the General Assembly is the ‘Future of the WIOMSA Symposium’. We are urging members and non-members to provide inputs and comments on the paper. All participants (members and non-members) are encouraged to attend...
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The title of the second presentation in the Session XXI: Reducing of megafauna bycatch by Omar et al, “Assessment and mitigation of marine megafauna catch in southwestern Indian Ocean fisheries” has changed to “TEDS or not – do they work in Tanzania and Kenya?” by Fennessy et al.
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The WIOMSA Scientific Symposium mobile app is live now and all Symposium participants are encouraged to download it. Download the instructions on how to download the app. The app is designed to help you create your personalised schedule, find your way around, network and more. Mobile and desktop versions are now available. The app will...
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On 30th October from 1900 hours during the first cocktail, Jocktan Makeke, an award-winning costume and body paint artist will be at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) for a body paint show. Be there! For more details about the artist, please visit, Facebook page: makeke international, Facebook account/profile: makeke and Instagram: @makeke_international
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South Africa has taken over as chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, as of October 2017, with the theme: “IORA – uniting the peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East through enhanced cooperation for peace, stability and sustainable development”. Through this platform, South Africa has established a local chapter of the Indian...
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The UNESCO/IOC’s Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States – IOCAFRICA with support from the IOGOOS Secretariat is organizing the special session on 2 November 2017 during the 10th WIOMSA Symposium, to review progress in planning and implementation of IIOE-2 activities. You are all invited to attend. Download the Session Programme.
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IUCN Special Session During the Conference (Nov 2nd) The UICN will hold a “Special Session” during  the Symposium to advance the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas in the Western Indian Ocean and profile successful MPA solutions from the region. Please see the attached document for more details. Examples of successful MPAs Does...
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A full-day special session, sponsored by ESPA, in conjunction with the 10th Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Symposium, will be held at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre (JNICC) on 2 November 2017. Download the full programme of the session.
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