Welcome, Nairobi Convention Member States, partners, and friends, to this installment of the Weekly News Round-up! Please keep reading to find out what’s new in efforts to protect, conserve and develop the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.
We look forward to continuing our work with you to create a prosperous WIO region with healthy rivers, coasts, and oceans.
The latest issue of the Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just been published. This issue, Vol 18, No 2 (2019) has the following articles:
- Francis P. Mmanda, Jan Erik Lindberg, Anna N. Haldén, Torbjorn Lundh – Mineral content in local feed ingredients used by fish farmers in four different regions of Tanzania
- David O. Mirera – Small-scale milkfish farming in Kenya: An overview of the trends and dynamics of production
- Emmanuel Japhet, Mwita M. Mangora, Carl C. Trettin, Judith A. Okello – Natural recovery of mangroves in abandoned rice farming areas of the Rufiji Delta, Tanzania
- Timothy M. Kakai – Assessing the effectiveness of LED lights for the reduction of sea turtle bycatch in an artisanal gillnet fishery – a case study from the north coast of Kenya
- Fridah D. Obare, Robert Chira, Dorcus Sigana, Andrew Wamukota – Biophysical factors influencing the choice of nesting sites by the green turtle on the Kenyan coast
- Deogratias P. Mulokozi, Matern S. Mtolera, Aviti J. Mmochi – Spirulina as a potential protein source in practical diets for fry mariculture of Rufiji tilapia
- Nathan L. Mrombo, Chrisestom Mlewa, Cosmas N. Munga, Julius O. Manyala – Stock status and some biological aspects of Lethrinus lentjan (Lacapede, 1802) from the south coast of Kenya
- Rashid O. Anam, Cosmas N. Munga, James R. Gonda – The biology of Goldsilk Sea Bream (family: Sparidae) from the inshore waters of north coast Kenya
- Bart Shepherd, Hudson T. Pinheiro, Luiz A. Rocha – Sometimes hard to swallow: Attempted feeding on a porcupinefish results in death of both predator and prey
- Lola M. Massé, Armand Daydé, Mathieu G. Séré, Florence Trentin – Broadcast spawning in Porites lutea at Reunion Island (Western Indian Ocean)
- Bella S. Galil – Re-description and new records of a poorly known leucosiid crab, Merocryptus boletisculpta Zarenkov, 1994 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)
Fisheries resource planning will be immensely enhanced following the installation of a regional database being implemented by KMFRI. The database activity is being undertaken on behalf of the countries who are members of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC). The contents which will include historical and present resource surveys, fisheries statistics and biodiversity will make data readily available to manage fish stocks including tuna and other important commercial fishes found both in the respective national waters and shared stocks. It will further enhance the reporting obligations of the countries to various regional management authorities.
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