Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar
On World Fisheries Day, a new best practice guide has been launched to help local communities reverse the accelerating loss of fish stocks in the tropics.
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.
The first community led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration.
The first temporary octopus fishery closures in the Comoros, Indonesia, and the Barren Isles archipelago in Madagascar reopened in September 2018 with positive initial results.
Government and fisheries representatives have agreed decisive steps to improve the sustainability of a critical small-scale fishery threatened by weak regulation and soaring international market demand.
On 5 July 2018, Darawa village in Wakatobi held a ceremony at One Mbiha beach to declare their management of a 50 hectare octopus fishing site.
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.
Representatives of three organisations from northern Kenya joined Blue Ventures staff and partner communities in southwest Madagascar for a learning exchange on community-based conservation.
A learning exchange in Zanzibar has encouraged Comorian fisherwomen to form an association and organise a temporary fishery closure.