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Rebuilding Fisheries

31
Aug

New Research: Community-based monitoring highlights extent of traditional shark fishery

Over 65,000 sharks are caught by traditional fishermen in southern Madagascar each year. Including estimates of total national catch from the country’s small-scale fishing fleet this could reach over 450,000 animals per year. This is the striking finding of recent research published today in the journal Fisheries Research, highlighting the scale and composition of shark ...
31
Aug

Blog: A journey for education: from Madagascar to Canada to study ocean governance

Feno Hanitriniala from our Education team leaves Madagascar for the first time so that she can bring back an increased knowledge of marine management to the youth of Velondriake Read the full post: A journey for education: from Madagascar to Canada to study ocean governance
24
Aug

Blog: Fishing for data

Fisheries reconstructions in Madagascar are helping to improve the accuracy of historical catch data, allowing more accurate understanding of the sustainability of this vital resource. Read the full post: Fishing for data
23
Aug

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Five Ways to Advance Conservation Entrepreneurship

This article in Stanford Social Innovation Review, co-authored by our founder Alasdair Harris, argues that the entire conservation field has developed under the false premise that biodiversity science is of primary importance. The article argues that social change is equally, if not more, important when it comes to solving global conservation issues. "Meeting today’s growing conservation ...
17
Aug

Blog: Building a positive future for fishing in the Comoros

Last October we supported our partner Dahari as they launched a new mission: the establishment of sustainable fishing and community management of marine resources on the island of Anjouan. Read the full post: Building a positive future for fishing in the Comoros
22
Jul

Blog: From Madagascar to Mexico: shared experience, stronger fisheries

Whether you call it pulpo, horita or octopus, community exchanges help build stronger fisheries and new perspectives for coastal communities. Read the full post: From Madagascar to Mexico: shared experience, stronger fisheries
12
Jul

Blog: A melting pot of cultures – Quifuki Island life

Despite its isolation, Quifuki Island continues to attract migrant fishermen and traders from far afield. Anouk Neuhaus explores what makes this island so special. Read the full post: A melting pot of cultures - Quifuki Island life
5
Jul

Blog: The Caribbean Spiny Lobster

From fishery closures to how to measure a carapace, our volunteers found out everything they could ever have wanted about the Caribbean Spiny Lobster! Read the full post: The Caribbean Spiny Lobster: our Belize volunteers learn from an expert
20
Jun

Blog: Freediving fishers on a mission to map Barren Isles seagrass beds

Participatory mapping reaps dividends in the largest locally led marine protected area in the Western Indian Ocean. Read the full post: Freediving fishers on a mission to map Barren Isles seagrass beds
8
Jun

New research: Fishing on the edge

Soaring global demand for seafood is driving a perilous sea migration in one of the world’s last nomadic seafaring cultures At a time when global concerns over the economic impacts of human migration from conflict in north Africa and the middle east dominate news headlines worldwide, other drivers of migration receive conspicuously less attention. Such ...
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