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Crossing the ocean for marine conservation

Late August saw the arrival in Madagascar of some very special visitors - a group of Mexican fishermen traveled more than 17,500 kilometres to have a conversation with their local counterparts about octopus.

The Guardian: Using a gap year to boost your career

Our Managing Director Richard Nimmo features in a live chat session on the Guardian website covering the advantages for your cv from taking a structured gap year volunteering overseas.

DW: Fishing for success in Madagascar

Blue Ventures' community led approach to rebuilding fisheries is profiled in the article 'Fishing for success in Madagascar' in German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW.com).

New research: A vast mangrove forest where conservation stands a fighting chance

New publication has mapped, quantified loss, characterised ecological variability, and provided the first estimates of the carbon stocks in one of Africa’s largest and most pristine mangrove ecosystems.

The Telegraph: Fishing aid need not be all at sea

Our recent PLOS one paper has been featured in this Telegraph article exploring issues of development aid funding and the success of long term, locally led, fisheries management.

Forbes: Fisheries Management Generates Market-Beating Returns

Our Dr Garth Cripp's writes for Ashoka on Forbes.com on the findings of our recent PLOS ONE paper showing that marine management pays for local fishers in Southwest Madagascar.

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