Rebuilding Fisheries

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.

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.

29
May

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Living with the ocean

The Thomson Reuters Foundation have produced a film about the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area following their visit to southwest Madagascar in 2018.

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.

30
May

Blog: Inspiring change: Comorian fisherwomen visit Zanzibar to learn about resource management

A learning exchange in Zanzibar has encouraged Comorian fisherwomen to form an association and organise a temporary fishery closure.

30
Apr

Pilot trawling ban is not renewed, threatening traditional fisheries

The reintroduction of destructive bottom trawling adjacent to the Indian Ocean’s largest LMMA marks a break with recent years of headway in community-led marine conservation.

20
Apr

Sustained benefits from local fisheries management on Fundo Island

The community of Ndooni village on Fundo Island in Pemba, Zanzibar, has witnessed a massive return on investment thanks to its new fisheries management regime.

13
Apr

Blog: A year’s progress for community led conservation in the Comoros

Sarah Freed reviews the highlights of 2017, a year of learning, partnership and preparation.

14
Mar

Mongabay: Will Madagascar’s industrial shrimp trawlers make way for local fishers?

Shrimp is one of Madagascar’s most lucrative exports, but small-scale fishers and environmental groups say that shrimp trawlers are harming the marine environment.

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