Call for participation: Community based aquaculture in the western Indian Ocean workshop

24th October 2013, LondonWIOMSA, Blue Ventures and the University of Dar-es-Salaam will hold a three-day workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania from 9 - 11th December 2013, to improve understanding of progress in community based aquaculture (CBA) initiatives in the western Indian Ocean (WIO)

 BV Garth Cripps seacucumbersThe main goal of the workshop is to provide a platform for scientists, technical experts, social entrepreneurs and community leaders engaged in community-based aquaculture projects in the region to share experiences, discuss the main opportunities and challenges faced, outline lessons learned and formulate recommendations on best practice.

Over the last 20 years CBA activities in the WIO have flourished, resulting in a dynamic and diverse field, bringing together communities, businesses, research institutions and NGOs in a range of commercial and non-profit orientated aquaculture endeavours.

Despite this expansion, very little is known about the impacts these programmes have had either socioeconomically or environmentally.

This workshop aims to address this critical need for improved information sharing, providing a unique opportunity for practitioners to come together ot discuss successful models suitable for broader replication, promotion of CBA activities, networking prospects, and recognising regional challenges.

Call for participation
We are inviting technicians, academics, conservationists and anyone else involved in community based aquaculture, particularly in East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, to attend this workshop. If you are interested please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the event.

Dr Mebrahtu Ateweberhan
Senior Technical Advisor

Blue Ventures Conservation
39-41 North Road
London, N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44-207-697-8598
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