Rebuilding Fisheries

30
Oct

Data-driven insights guide reform to safeguard Madagascar’s booming mud crab fishery

Madagascar’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, HE Augustin Andriamananoro, recently hosted three landmark workshops in Morondava, Ambanja and Antananarivo, to discuss the future of the island’s lucrative mangrove mud crab fishery. The three events brought together over 200 attendees from across the fishery supply chain, from fishers to exporters, researchers and government representatives. Having ...
25
Oct

Blog: Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste

Community-based monitoring groups in Timor-Leste are collecting fisheries data and raising women's voices in discussions about marine resource management. Read the full post: Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste
11
Oct

Blog: The Darawa community celebrates a fisheries management milestone

The first community led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration. Read the full post: The Darawa community celebrates a fisheries management milestone
8
Oct

Octopus season: community-managed fisheries reopen across three countries

For over a decade, Blue Ventures has been supporting communities across the Western Indian Ocean to organise temporary octopus fishery closures as a pathway to longer term management. The closures serve to give the octopus time to increase in size and reproduce. This management method is successful because the life cycle of octopus is short ...
26
Sep

Blog: Opening day in the Barren Isles

Two fishing communities in the Barren Isles archipelago of western Madagascar recently closed part of their octopus fishing grounds for two months. Was the wait worth it? Caroline Holo tells the full story from opening day Read the full post: Opening day in the Barren Isles
31
Jul

Advancing Madagascar’s bold blue vision for marine protection

The implementation of a reserved fishing zone for Madagascar’s small-scale fishers was the subject of a meeting between the Minister of Fisheries and staff from the MIHARI Network and Blue Ventures. The landmark meeting at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Antananarivo on 19th July 2018 began with a speech from Mr Hermany ...
13
Jul

The community of Darawa village begin managing their octopus fishery

Since October 2016, Blue Ventures has partnered with FORKANI – an Indonesian community-based organisation working in the Wakatobi archipelago to secure community management rights of local marine resources. Over the last 15 months, FORKANI has been facilitating community-based monitoring and management efforts of the octopus fishery in Darawa village, engaging with fishers, village government, traditional ...
12
Jul

Blog: Breaking stereotypes: the Bulutui community starts to monitor their octopus fishery

A community meeting in the coastal village of Bulutui in Sulawesi inspires the establishment of a catch monitoring system and a move towards sustainable fishing practices. Read the full post: Breaking stereotypes: the Bulutui community starts to monitor their octopus fishery
8
Jun

New research: The expansion of Madagascar’s protected area network

Between 2003 and 2016, Madagascar’s protected area coverage quadrupled. Such unprecedented growth brought great hope, some notable successes and a host of new challenges for the island’s conservation community. Co-authored by Charlie Gardner from the University of Kent and other practitioners involved in the evolution of the island’s protected area system, including Blue Ventures’ Executive ...
7
Jun

Thalassa: Chasseur de poulpe à Madagascar

Thalassa est une émission de télévision française, présentée par Fanny Agostini, qui couvre des découvertes, des enquêtes et des reportages sur le monde maritime. Dans un reportage exclusif en ligne intitulé "Chasseur de poulpe à Madagascar," Thalassa a relaté les travaux de Blue Ventures dans le LMMA Velondriake au sud-ouest de Madagascar. Regardez le rapport ...
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