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17
Apr

A pioneering learning exchange for sea cucumber aquaculture

After ten years of developing a model for community-based sea cucumber aquaculture with coastal fishing communities, Blue Ventures shared its knowledge outside of Madagascar for the first time at a learning exchange in Unguja, Zanzibar. At the request of FAO Tanzania, four members of Blue Ventures’ aquaculture team travelled to Unguja in early February to ...
22
Mar

Blog: Farming the sea: sharing learning in Zanzibar

Our aquaculture team shared their experiences with community-based sea cucumber farming at a learning exchange in Zanzibar. Read the full post: Farming the sea: sharing learning in Zanzibar
5
Mar

Blog: From research to relationships

Read the full post: An interview with Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley, founder of Yayasan LINI
5
Mar

Blog series: Women in fisheries management in Indonesia

Read the full post: Women in fisheries management in Indonesia
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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