7
Nov

MacArthur Foundation: Building a Movement to Represent Madagascar’s Small-Scale Fishing Communities

In an interview with the MacArthur Foundation, the National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, tells the story of MIHARI's foundation and growth. Founded in 2012, the MIHARI Network represents the voices of Madagascar’s small-scale fishers and promotes the equitable and sustainable management of marine resources through locally managed marine areas, or LMMAs. In 2014, MacArthur ...
25
Oct

Blog: Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste

Community-based monitoring groups in Timor-Leste are collecting fisheries data and raising women's voices in discussions about marine resource management. Read the full post: Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste
1
Sep

Discover: The Barren Isles archipelago

Blue Ventures is working with the Government of Madagascar to help coastal communities create a locally-managed marine area (LMMA) around the Barren Isles, which will become the country’s largest marine protected area, as well as the Indian Ocean’s largest LMMA. This ambitious conservation initiative aims to safeguard the marine biodiversity underpinning the archipelago’s traditional fisheries by ...
13
Jul

The community of Darawa village begin managing their octopus fishery

Since October 2016, Blue Ventures has partnered with FORKANI – an Indonesian community-based organisation working in the Wakatobi archipelago to secure community management rights of local marine resources. Over the last 15 months, FORKANI has been facilitating community-based monitoring and management efforts of the octopus fishery in Darawa village, engaging with fishers, village government, traditional ...
12
Jul

Blog: Breaking stereotypes: the Bulutui community starts to monitor their octopus fishery

A community meeting in the coastal village of Bulutui in Sulawesi inspires the establishment of a catch monitoring system and a move towards sustainable fishing practices. Read the full post: Breaking stereotypes: the Bulutui community starts to monitor their octopus fishery
9
Jul

Sharing learning across the sea: new Kenyan partners visit Madagascar

Learning exchange programmes have proven a highly effective way of engaging fishing communities and partner organisations in peer-to-peer learning, to energise and inspire those wishing to share knowledge and expertise in fisheries management and marine conservation. In April 2018 seven representatives from northern Kenya, from TNC Kenya, the Northern Rangelands Trust and the Pate Marine ...
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. Co-authored by Charlie Gardner from the University of Kent and other practitioners involved in the evolution of the island’s protected area system, including Blue Ventures’ Executive ...
7
Jun

Thalassa: Chasseur de poulpe à Madagascar

Thalassa est une émission de télévision française, présentée par Fanny Agostini, qui couvre des découvertes, des enquêtes et des reportages sur le monde maritime. Dans un reportage exclusif en ligne intitulé "Chasseur de poulpe à Madagascar," Thalassa a relaté les travaux de Blue Ventures dans le LMMA Velondriake au sud-ouest de Madagascar. Regardez le rapport ...
6
Jun

Blog: Is this thing on?

Lights, camera, action: behind the scenes of Participatory Video training in Madagascar Read the full post: Is this thing on?
29
May

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Living with the ocean

The Thomson Reuters Foundation have produced a film following their visit to southwest Madagascar in 2018. 90% of global fish stocks are either overfished or fully fished, and the film begins by interviewing Vezo fishers whose livelihoods depend on their marine ecosystems. "These days fishing is not enough to live off. Things are changing and ...
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