Rebuilding Fisheries

18
Oct

TED: How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution

Our oceans are in crisis. The effects of overfishing and climate breakdown are pushing marine life, and the communities who rely on fishing for survival, to the brink.   Yet the crisis of overfishing is both unnecessary and entirely reversible. Fisheries are amongst the most productive resources on the planet, and through local marine management, communities ...
15
Oct

Kokoly

Against a backdrop of extreme poverty, personal loss and a marine environment changing beyond her control… Kokoly lives on a knife edge. Kokoly is a short documentary film, produced by Blue Ventures, and supported by Stories of Change: a project of Sundance Institute, supported by the Skoll Foundation. It gives a snapshot into the life of Madame Kokoly, a ...
6
Aug

Blog: Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania

An interview with Blue Ventures’ partner support technicians in East Africa, Haji Machano and Khamis Juma Read the full post: Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania
2
Aug

Blog: The Educator

Women in Fisheries 4: an interview with Hani Nusantari of JARI Read the full post: The Educator
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 text 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 ...
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