Advocacy for fisheries reform
Our environmental policy specialists play a key role in developing recommendations for improving management of small scale and commercial fisheries. We work to propose strategies for fairer and more sustainable fisheries exploitation in the region, with a view to benefiting all fishery stakeholders in the long-term.
Blue Ventures’ work promoting sustainable small-scale fisheries management has guided new legislation in Madagascar and Mauritius. Our reviews of international fisheries access agreements in the Indian Ocean have drawn global attention to the need for a more equitable basis for north-south industrial fisheries agreements.
Traditional Vezo fisherman alongside industrial trawler, western Madagascar