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New research: targeted fishing of invasive lionfish can support conservation and livelihoods

A new approach to controlling the invasive red lionfish in Belize gives fishers a target to curb numbers. The approach has the potential to be applied to any region where the lionfish invasion threatens traditional fisheries and ocean health. Marine conservationists have developed an unconventional fisheries management target for the control of invasive lionfish (Pterois ...

Hooked: World Oceans Week

This week the world turns its attention to our ocean. We're celebrating World Oceans Week by recognising the critical role that coastal communities can play in protecting our seas. At hundreds of sites across dozens of countries, we're seeing the tremendous benefits that community-led marine conservation can deliver to people and nature. In this special ...

Hooked: The power of data

Small-scale fisheries remain one of the least digitised sectors of the global economy. The lack of accessible data represents one of the biggest challenges facing communities working to rebuild their fisheries.  Find out more about what we’re doing to put data in the hands of communities driving a locally led marine conservation movement. In this ...

Joining the countdown to net-zero with TEDx and Simon Reeve

2021 is a pivotal year for pushing forward global action on the climate and ecological emergencies. The Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15 or CBD) in May and the COP on Climate Change (CoP 26) in November will see the world’s governments come together to determine political commitments to ...

New Research: Exploring the recipe for community resilience to COVID-19

Protected areas and their surrounding communities have experienced severe impacts from the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts of existing pressures on nature  − such as overfishing and the climate crisis − have been amplified with the onset of the pandemic, while locally led responses have bolstered community resilience. These are the ...

Hooked: International Women’s Day 2021

At this critical time for our planet, recognising the role women play in protecting our oceans has never been more important. Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in a special edition of Hooked, featuring short films, articles, resources and more. Explore this special edition of Hooked Explore the last edition of Hooked: New ...

Hooked: New opportunities to transform conservation

As we look forward to this year’s global conversations around the climate and ecological emergencies, we see new opportunities providing optimism for our oceans. In the latest edition of our newlook newsletter, Hooked, we demonstrate how the communities we serve are driving this optimism: Don’t miss the latest news on the future of our ocean. ...

New global platform connects small-scale fishers to promote sustainability and improve livelihoods

A new online portal launched this week to promote more sustainable small-scale fisheries. Developed by a global coalition of fisheries organisations, the interactive site connects fishers, fishworkers, communities and allies worldwide to share and learn together.   “The challenges facing small-scale fisheries and those who rely on them are immense. Through the SSF hub, those working ...

Blue Ventures wins Food Planet Prize for scalable solutions to global food insecurity

Blue Ventures is honoured to have been awarded the inaugural Food Planet Prize in recognition of our commitment to addressing food insecurity by rebuilding tropical fisheries.  The Food Planet Prize was established to find, recognise and support initiatives working to help us shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security within this decade. Blue ...

2020 – Our mission has never mattered more

2020 has challenged our team as never before. From Belize to Timor-Leste, the COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through fragile coastal communities. Despite the obstacles, one lesson has become clear: our mission has never mattered more.  We’ve pulled together some highlights, illustrating the resilience of our partners and the communities we serve. 2020 – Our ...
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