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Rebuilding Fisheries


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 ...

The Ecologist: Madagascar’s ‘sea nomads’ are the new ocean defenders

Migration research featured in an article by Dr Charlie Gardner on the Ecologist online: Madagascar's 'sea nomads' are the new ocean defenders

Al Jazeera: In pictures – Madagascar: On the hunt for sharks

Driven by the collapse of local fisheries, increasing weather extremes and poverty, as well as the opportunity to earn money by selling shark fins and sea cucumbers to the Chinese market, the fishermen of southwest Madagascar have been leaving their homes in increasing numbers and migrating greater distances to places where they can still find productive fishing grounds. See the ...

Crossing the ocean for marine conservation (again!)

In August 2015 octopus fishers from Mexico travelled to Madagascar as the first leg of a community exchange. This month Malagasy fishers made the return journey to learn more about the Mexican experience of sustainable fisheries management. At sunrise one morning earlier this month, Joseph Rabesolo set off from his home to go fishing. Usually ...

Save Our Seas: From Montreal to Madagascar – mobile monitoring back home

Our mobile data collection coordinator Thierry Nohasiarivelo has written a blog for the Save Our Seas Foundation on returning to Madagascar to work with his native Vezo having spent time in education and work in France and Canada. Read the full post: From Montreal to Madagascar - mobile monitoring back home Find out more about our work rebuilding fisheries

Working together to rebuild tropical fisheries

Building a global cooperation to inspire community-led marine conservation Blue Ventures has today committed to a collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature, one of the world’s best-known conservation organisations. This strategic relationship aims to both strengthen global awareness of the challenges facing tropical small-scale fisheries worldwide, and accelerate the uptake of incentive-based approaches ...

First community-managed temporary reserve for octopus reopens in Mozambique

Fishermen and women in northern Mozambique have celebrated the re-opening of the country's first periodic reef closure targeting the octopus fishery. The reserves, which work by closing a small part of a village's reef area to octopus fishing for a few months, have proven to be an effective method of increasing catches and incomes among ...

Future Oceans: Community Driven Conservation Works to Save Madagascar’s Sharks

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has commissioned a series of stories exploring disruptive innovations likely to affect marine conservation, Future Oceans, providing a multi-dimensional, global look at the technologies, policies, and people that are creating a new future for the world’s oceans. In the article Community Driven Conservation Works to Save Madagascar's Sharks Hannah McNeish profiles ...

Save Our Seas: A short interview with Frances Humber

Our Conservation Programme Manager, Dr Fran Humber was interviewed for a recent edition of Save Our Seas Magazine. Read the full interview here Find out more about our work rebuilding fisheries  

New Ventures: Mozambique

Blue Ventures is excited to be joining forces with ZSL, AMA (Associação do Meio Ambiente), Bioclimate, CORDIO and other partners on the Our Sea Our Life Project (OSOL), project in Mozambique. The coastal population of Mozambique experiences many of the same challenges and threats to marine resources as the communities Blue Ventures works with on the ...
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