Rebuilding Fisheries

5
Mar

Blog series: Women in fisheries management in Indonesia

This series profiles some of the many inspirational women working on fisheries management and marine conservation in Indonesia. Read the full post: Women in fisheries management in Indonesia
13
Mar

Roni

Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story with photos and text by Garth Cripps and in collaboration with LINI. Across Indonesia, Bajo fishermen like Roni will spend hours leaning precariously close to the water, one hand paddling, the other moving the lure, all the while watching for a hint of octopus. Discover the octopus ...
20
Feb

Ambitious action plan launched for the octopus fishery of southwest Madagascar

Fishers, seafood buyers, conservationists, researchers and policy makers gathered in Toliara to launch a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) that sets out a long-term vision for improving the sustainability of one of Madagascar’s largest small-scale fisheries.  Octopus is the most economically important export fishery to coastal communities of southwest Madagascar, and forms the backbone of the ...
25
Jan

Blue Ventures research guides Madagascar crab fishery policy

In a positive move towards a more sustainable mud crab fishery in Madagascar, the Minister of Fisheries Augustin Andriamananoro announced a new decree for a national closure of the crab fishery in 2019. This closure is timed to protect the crabs at a vulnerable stage in their life cycle, helping to maintain healthy, stable population ...
9
Jan

Blog: A better life, together

Locally led marine management inspiring hope for the future in Comoros Read the full post: A better life, together
6
Dec

Blog: Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale

Zo Andriamahenina left northwest Madagascar for Sunnyvale, California, to attend Google’s Geo for Good User Summit and learn more about how Google’s tools can help with natural resource management. Read the full post: Geo for Good: from Ambanja to Sunnyvale
22
Nov

Blog: Too big too soon

Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar Read the full post: Too big too soon
21
Nov

Accelerating change: a guide to Fisheries Learning Exchanges

On World Fisheries Day, a new best practice guide has been launched to help coastal communities reverse the accelerating loss of fish stocks in the tropics. A collaboration between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Blue Ventures Conservation and the research initiative FLExCELL, a guide for local fishing communities in the tropics has ...
14
Nov

New research: The role of smartphones as a tool to address gaps in small-scale fisheries catch data

New research published in the journal Marine Policy demonstrates the promise of smartphones as a useful tool for small-scale fisheries data collection in low-income countries. Describing the results of a project conducted by Blue Ventures between 2013 and 2016 in southwest Madagascar, the study shows the potential for smartphones and the Open Data Kit (ODK) ...
6
Nov

IPNLF: The Value of Small-Scale Fisheries

A collaborative film produced by IPNLF, Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline, Masyarakat Perikanan dan Indonesia, and Blue Ventures highlights why small-scale fisheries should be prioritised in global supply chains, with seafood businesses supporting and nurturing these fisheries in order to enhance contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xME-x4xUDfA&feature=youtu.be Read the full story ...
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