Rebuilding Fisheries

20
Feb

Pioneering action plan launched for the octopus fishery of southwest Madagascar

Fishers, seafood buyers, conservationists, researchers and policy makers gathered in Toliara to launch a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) that sets out an ambitious vision for improving the sustainability of one of Madagascar’s largest small-scale fisheries.  Octopus is the most economically important export fishery to coastal communities of southwest Madagascar, and forms the backbone of the ...
9
Jan

Blog: A better life, together

Locally led marine management inspiring hope for the future in Comoros Read the full post: A better life, together
6
Dec

Blog: Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale

Zo Andriamahenina left northwest Madagascar for Sunnyvale, California, to attend Google’s Geo for Good User Summit and learn more about how Google’s tools can help with natural resource management. Read the full post: Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale
22
Nov

Blog: Too big too soon

Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar Read the full post: Too big too soon
21
Nov

Accelerating change: a guide to Fisheries Learning Exchanges

On World Fisheries Day, a new best practice guide has been launched to help coastal communities reverse the accelerating loss of fish stocks in the tropics. A collaboration between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Blue Ventures Conservation and the research initiative FLExCELL, a guide for local fishing communities in the tropics has ...
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. Describing the results of a project conducted by Blue Ventures between 2013 and 2016 in southwest Madagascar, the study shows the potential for smartphones and the Open Data Kit (ODK) ...
6
Nov

IPNLF: The Value of Small-Scale Fisheries

A collaborative film produced by IPNLF, Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline, Masyarakat Perikanan dan Indonesia, and Blue Ventures highlights why small-scale fisheries should be prioritised in global supply chains, with seafood businesses supporting and nurturing these fisheries in order to enhance contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xME-x4xUDfA&feature=youtu.be Read the full story ...
31
Oct

Blog: Fisheries management that works for everyone

For three years, Blue Ventures has been working with stakeholders and communities in Tsimipaika Bay, northwest Madagascar, to develop an innovative, integrated and consensual Fisheries Management Plan. Read the full post: Fisheries management that works for everyone
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
11
Oct

Blog: The Darawa community celebrates a fisheries management milestone

The first community led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration. Read the full post: The Darawa community celebrates a fisheries management milestone
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