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A fisheries research scientist with ten years of professional experience and achievements in project/programme management and research design (from designing, planning implementation and evaluation). Mathew is looking forward to developing skills and expertise in research (in both quantitative and qualitative research), exploring the data and analyzing, research and evaluation, and creating a good relationship in management or better influencing in the policy change. I have been devoting much of my time to work more on the small-scale fisheries (SSFs) of coastal Tanzania to understand how coastal communities are coping and adapting to a changing environment

Patterns of small-scale coastal fisheries and local fisheries management in Tanzania: adaption to a changing climate

Part of my PhD work

Catch, economic benefit, and management implication of the octopus fishing closures: A case study of Songosongo Island.

Funded by WIOMSA under MARG 1 for the year 2020-2021

YearPositionInstitution Name
2007Research scientistTanzania Fisheries Research Institute

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Jahnke M., Gullström M., Larsson J., Asplund M.E., Mgeleka S., Silas M.O., Hoamby A., Mahafina J. & Nordlund L.M. (2019) Population genetic structure and connectivity of the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii in the Western Indian Ocean is influenced by predominant ocean currents. Ecology and Evolution
Silas, M. O., Mgeleka, S. S., Polte, P., Sköld, M., Lindborg, R., de la Torre-Castro, M., & Gullström, M. (2020). Adaptive capacity and coping strategies of small-scale coastal fisheries to declining fish catches: Insights from Tanzanian communities. Environmental Science & Policy, 108, 67-76. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.03.012
Silas M.O., Kishe M.A., Mshana J.G., Semba M.L., Mgeleka S.S., Kuboja B.N., Ngatunga B.P., Chande M.A. & Matiku P. (2021) Growth, mortality, exploitation rate and recruitment pattern of Octopus cyanea (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) in the WIO region: A case study from the Mafia Archipelago, Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 20, 71-9.

Email: silasmathew@tafiri.go.tz
Address:P.O. Box 9750, Dar es Salaam