14
Nov

New research: The role of smartphones as a tool to address gaps in small-scale fisheries catch data

New research published in the journal Marine Policy demonstrates the promise of smartphones as a useful tool for small-scale fisheries data collection in low-income countries.

8
Oct

Octopus season: community-managed fisheries reopen across three countries

The first temporary octopus fishery closures in the Comoros, Indonesia, and the Barren Isles archipelago in Madagascar reopened in September 2018 with positive initial results.

1
Sep

Discover: The Barren Isles archipelago

A new discover site has been released by Blue Ventures to illustrate the vital importance of a locally managed marine area in the Barren Isles archipelago.

8
Aug

A new era for community-led mangrove management in northwest Madagascar

Regional authorities and ten community associations signed natural resource management rights contracts in Ambanja during World Mangrove Day celebrations.

7
Aug

Data-driven insights guide reform to safeguard Madagascar’s booming mud crab fishery

Government and fisheries representatives have agreed decisive steps to improve the sustainability of a critical small-scale fishery threatened by weak regulation and soaring international market demand.

31
Jul

Advancing Madagascar’s bold blue vision for marine protection

Madagascar’s Minister of Fisheries pledged to create an exclusive fishing zone for Madagascar’s small-scale fishers during a meeting with MIHARI Network and Blue Ventures on 19 July.

13
Jul

The community of Darawa village begin managing their octopus fishery

On 5 July 2018, Darawa village in Wakatobi held a ceremony at One Mbiha beach to declare their management of a 50 hectare octopus fishing site.

9
Jul

Sharing learning across the sea: new Kenyan partners visit Madagascar

Representatives of three organisations from northern Kenya joined Blue Ventures staff and partner communities in southwest Madagascar for a learning exchange on community-based conservation.

8
Jun

New research: The expansion of Madagascar’s protected area network

Between 2003 and 2016, Madagascar’s protected area coverage quadrupled. Such unprecedented growth brought great hope, some notable successes and a host of new challenges for the island’s conservation community.

5
Jun

Madagascar PHE Network: Introduction of PHE quality charter

Twenty health and environmental organisations in Madagascar – including Blue Ventures – have signed the world’s very first PHE quality charter, signalling their commitment to rights-based PHE partnerships designed to improve the health of people and the environment.

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