Rebuilding Fisheries

17
Jul

Beyond catch

When communities establish temporary fishery closures, the impacts they experience go far beyond improved catch rates. The process can also build skills, leadership and cohesion within communities, improve relationships with stakeholders, formalise community rights to fishing areas, and increase the involvement and representation of women in fisheries management. Discover more in Beyond catch: the broader ...
24
Jul

Kinship Conservation Fellows: Sustainable management of fisheries

The Kinship Conservation Fellows programme seeks to catalyse positive and lasting conservation impact by investing in practitioners who are seeking to implement effective and innovative solutions to environmental problems. Kitty Brayne, Blue Ventures' Global Technical Lead for LMMA Programmes, participated in the Fellows programme in 2016, and discusses her experience and learning in an interview ...
9
Jul

Opening Day

Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story with photos by Leah Glass, and test by Cécile Schneider and Leah Glass. It tells the remarkable story of the annual Indian mackerel fishery closure in northwest Madagascar, and the hope, questions and challenges that surround it. See for yourself whether the sacrifices made by the Antafiambotry ...
3
Jul

Blog: Clawing back a sustainable future

If there’s a creature in Madagascar with bad PR that deserves redemption, then it is surely the humble mangrove mud crab... Read the full post: Clawing back a sustainable future
19
Jun

Blog: Turtle fishing in the Barren Isles

A complex conservation issue Read the full post: Turtle fishing in the Barren Isles
11
Jun

The first temporary octopus fishery closure in Banggai Laut, Indonesia

The community in Popisi village, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, took a bold step towards sustainable management of their octopus fishery by deciding to close a highly productive fishing site for three months. This is the first time the temporary fishery closure approach has been used by a community in the Banggai Laut regency.   Blue Ventures ...
7
Jun

Blog: Building confidence through communication

Women in Fisheries 3: an interview with Mursiati of FORKANI Read the full post: Building confidence through communication
30
May

Blog: Taking control with Tara Bandu: part 2

After over a year of work, the day has finally come for the community of Behau to formalise the management of their marine resources Read the full post: Taking control with Tara Bandu: part 2
24
May

Blog: Toudani – inspiring a connection with land, ocean and culture

An interview with Nurmayanti of FORKANI. The second blog in our Women in Fisheries series. Read the full post: Toudani - inspiring a connection with land, ocean and culture
22
May

Blog: Behind the lens: how communities helped craft a global film about locally led marine management

Communities in Comoros, Indonesia and Madagascar filmed the openings of their temporary octopus fishery closures, bringing their own unique perspectives to this marine management approach. Read the full post: Behind the lens: how communities helped craft a global film about locally led marine management
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