The fifth story of Mongabay’s multi-part series “Conservation in Madagascar” focuses on the success of locally controlled fisheries projects over the last 15 years, including the seasonal or partial closure approach pioneered in 2003 by Blue Ventures.
“The partnership between Blue Ventures and Vezo communities led to the first of Madagascar’s Locally Managed Marine Areas, or LMMAs, where local communities control the scope and restrictions (equipment, fish size, and so forth) on use of natural resources in designated areas near their homes.”
It also discusses the recent increase in funding that marine conversation in Madagascar has received, and the risk this carries of amplifying failures as well as successes.
Read the full article: Fish vs. forests: Madagascar’s marine conservation boom
Read more on Blue Ventures’ work rebuilding fisheries with coastal communities in Madagascar.