WINDOW Newsletter is published 3 times a year and is widely distributed free of charge to 1000 readers around the world (200 in the WIO region). The RECOSCIX-WIO Newsletter was started in 1989. Since 1990, RECOSCIX-WIO has produced a newsletter- WINDOW. The WINDOW Newsletter is produced in English and French and distributed to over 1000 addresses world-wide 3-4 times a year. Initially the whole process (editing, lay-out, printing, distribution) was done in Mombasa, Currently the editing and lay-out are done in Mombasa with the printing and distribution being done by UNESCO. The majority of articles in WINDOW have come from Kenya and Tanzania. Maybe this is a reflection of the larger number of marine scientists in these two countries.