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Rebuilding Fisheries

25
Sep

Timor-Leste announces whale-watching standard to grow responsible tourism and protect ocean ecosystems

Timor-Leste’s national marine tourism association is launching a new national programme based on a global standard for whale-watching tour operators, providing enhanced protection for cetaceans in the nation’s biodiverse waters. The new voluntary certification by the Assosiasaun Turizmu Maritima Timor-Leste (ATM-TL) will help to ensure tour operators adopt world-class whale-watching standards to protect the significant ...
10
Sep

Blog: Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia

Our partner network in Indonesia are speaking with coastal communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19 Read the full post: Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia
9
Sep

Save Our Seas: Feeling the heat

In a news piece for the Save our Seas Foundation, Dr Ruth Leeney discusses coral bleaching and how organisations working in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) are working together to collect and record reef data for better coral conservation in the region.  The article references Blue Ventures’ reef monitoring efforts in Madagascar, where both community ...
3
Sep

Blog: Meeting new partners and inspiring good governance in Ilha de Moçambique

Jamen Mussa, Blue Ventures’ new Fisheries Officer in Mozambique, joined our partner Oikos to support a training session on governance and conflict management in Ilha de Moçambique Read the full post: Meeting new partners and inspiring good governance in Ilha de Moçambique
15
Jul

Mongabay: An export boom threatens to put Madagascar’s mud crabs in hot water

An article on Mongabay, authored by Malavika Vyawahare, covers a recent decision by the Malagasy government to grant permits to export live mud crabs to five Chinese companies, which has sparked controversy and highlighted the country’s struggle to sustainably manage an overexploited fishery. In Madagascar, mud crabs provide both a source of food and income ...
17
Jun

Blog: Our ongoing journey: exploring the challenges and lessons learned about community engagement in conservation

Sharing learning on community engagement in conservation in Tsimipaika Bay Read the full post: Our ongoing journey: exploring the challenges and lessons learned about community engagement in conservation
4
Jun

New research: First scientific evidence of overfishing in Madagascar’s small-scale fisheries

Newly published research by Blue Ventures provides the first robust scientific evidence that overfishing is taking place in small-scale fisheries in Madagascar.  The two year study conducted in collaboration with the University of Exeter and Louvain Cooperation, is based on data collected by members of fishing communities from the island’s western Menabe region and published ...
6
May

New research: Community conservation means more fish in the sea

New research published this week has shown that community-led marine conservation can increase the size of fish populations − a critical objective for conservationists working to protect coral reefs. The study, published this week in the journal Ocean and Coastal Management, analysed data collected from five community-managed reserves (areas permanently protected from fishing) within the ...
23
Apr

Mongabay: COVID underscores the urgency of holistic community-based approaches to conservation

This article was first published as a commentary on Mongabay on April 22nd 2020 Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable communities in the Global South go far beyond the looming public health emergency.  The broader economic and environmental ramifications are of profound importance to biodiversity conservation. How the conservation movement responds will determine our relevance ...
17
Mar

Samudra: Their decision, not ours

An article has been published in Samudra, the triannual journal of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), celebrating the achievements of the Darawa community in Indonesia, who successfully reopened their first temporary octopus fishery closure in 2018 and have since taken a community-led approach to managing their octopus fisheries. The Darawa community, located ...
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