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24
Aug

Blog: Fishing for data

Fisheries reconstructions in Madagascar are helping to improve the accuracy of historical catch data, allowing more accurate understanding of the sustainability of this vital resource. Read the full post: Fishing for data
17
Aug

Blog: Building a positive future for fishing in the Comoros

Last October we supported our partner Dahari as they launched a new mission: the establishment of sustainable fishing and community management of marine resources on the island of Anjouan. Read the full post: Building a positive future for fishing in the Comoros
10
Aug

Blog: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision

The Belioness lionfish jewelry group gather from across Belize to develop a shared vision for their social enterprise; United women, empowered communities, and a healthy, beautiful reef. Read the full post: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision
3
Aug

Blog: El Niño explained: The global weather phenomenon that contributes to coral bleaching

Our Andavadoaka volunteer Sarah Plant, who has now seen coral bleaching firsthand, shares her knowledge on the role of El Niño in global bleaching events Read the full post: El Niño explained: The global weather phenomenon that contributes to coral bleaching
29
Jul

Blog: Counting for conservation: the Belize National Lionfish Survey

Science Interns Julia Rubin and Anna Simmons recall 3 months spent surveying 50 different reef sites across 5 of Belize’s marine reserves. Read the full post: Counting for conservation: the Belize National Lionfish Survey
22
Jul

Blog: From Madagascar to Mexico: shared experience, stronger fisheries

Whether you call it pulpo, horita or octopus, community exchanges help build stronger fisheries and new perspectives for coastal communities. Read the full post: From Madagascar to Mexico: shared experience, stronger fisheries
12
Jul

Blog: A melting pot of cultures – Quifuki Island life

Despite its isolation, Quifuki Island continues to attract migrant fishermen and traders from far afield. Anouk Neuhaus explores what makes this island so special. Read the full post: A melting pot of cultures - Quifuki Island life
5
Jul

Blog: The Caribbean Spiny Lobster

From fishery closures to how to measure a carapace, our volunteers found out everything they could ever have wanted about the Caribbean Spiny Lobster! Read the full post: The Caribbean Spiny Lobster: our Belize volunteers learn from an expert
20
Jun

Blog: Freediving fishers on a mission to map Barren Isles seagrass beds

Participatory mapping reaps dividends in the largest locally led marine protected area in the Western Indian Ocean. Read the full post: Freediving fishers on a mission to map Barren Isles seagrass beds
13
Jun

Blog: Corals in crisis

This summer Blue Ventures volunteers and staff in the remote fishing village of Andavadoaka in southwest Madagascar have been enjoying warm waters and calm weather. However, beneath the waves the picture is less idyllic. Where once we dived on reefs that sparkled with the vibrant colours of corals, now we’re finding great expanses of ghostly ...
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