As part of our integrated approach to marine conservation, Blue Ventures is pioneering new approaches to community-based aquaculture, providing local communities with lucrative and socially viable alternatives to fishing.
In Madagascar we are creating new sustainable livelihoods by building locally managed sea cucumber farms; the only aquaculture programme of its kind currently in the Indian Ocean. These activities are complemented by village-based seaweed farming initiatives that are being developed to enable coastal communities to participate in the flourishing international trade in red algae.
These initiatives reduce fishing pressure on fragile marine ecosystems while helping to alleviate poverty in coastal communities.
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