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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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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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WIOMSA in collaboration with Future Earth Coasts, the Nairobi Convention, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC), and IOC-UNESCO are organizing “Ocean Acidification workshop – developing regional capacity for ocean observations in support of SDG target 14.3” that will be held from 27-28 October 2017 in Dar es Salaam,...
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A workshop organized by the Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam, USDA Forest Service, NASA, WWF Germany and WIOMSA with support from USAID and hosted by Tanzania Forest Services under the partnership framework for Development of the Mangrove Research and Training Forest in Rufiji Delta, will be held on 4th...
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REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE 15 OCTOBER 2017 All participants need to register for the symposium as it is only by registering that delegates will obtain name badges and conference documentation and be received picked up and dropped off from the airport in Dar es Salaam on the 28 and...
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Art Competition for primary and secondary school pupils in the coastal regions in Tanzania: Call for submission of artworks The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) in collaboration of the Institute of Marine Science (IMS) and the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries (DASF) both of the University of Dar es Salaam, the Tanzania...
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Since its establishment 25 years ago, WIOMSA has supported over 1500 individual scientists through its grant programmes (i.e. MASMA and MARG), capacity development initiatives (i.e. WIO-COMPAS and short-term courses) and biennial Scientific Symposium. What an opportune time to hear stories from you on how WIOMSA has contributed to the development of your career! To coincide...
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