Smoked fish production for reducing post-capture loss

Author: Joelson Anjaranirina Rakotoson, Fisheries Coordinator, Blue Ventures Mahajamba, Madagascar (based on the deliverables of Zbigniew Kasprzyk’s consultancy: Better valorization of catches by the fishing communities of the Bay of Mahajamba through improved processing, conservation and storage techniques, and sustainable outlets during the rainy season). Objective: To provide the basics of fish smoking techniques so […]

Production de poisson fumé pour réduire les pertes après capture

Auteur : M. Joelson Anjaranirina Rakotoson, Coordinateur du Programme Pêche, Blue Ventures Mahajamba, Madagascar (appuyé sur les livrables de la consultance de M. Zbigniew Kasprzyk : Meilleure valorisation des captures par les communautés de pêcheurs de la baie de Mahajamba via les techniques améliorées de traitement, conservation et stockage, et des débouchés durables en période […]

WWF: Responding to change

WWF has produced a series of guides on best practice in community-based natural resource management called Responding to change. In the guide Integrating human development and poverty alleviation with conservation, Blue Ventures’ PHE Approach is profiled on page 6. In the guide Sustaining community-based conservation and livelihood projects, Blue Ventures’ Ecotourism and Homestay models are […]

Belize National Lionfish Management Strategy 2019-2023

As 2018 concludes, we find ourselves in a strong position, equipped with knowledge to enable informed decision-making with regards to lionfish management. Over the course of the last decade, considerable efforts have been made to address the threats of the lionfish invasion in our waters. However, given their unique and highly effective predation strategy, the […]

Homestays: bringing the economic benefits of tourism to community families

Blue Ventures is a social enterprise that has achieved international acclaim for its simple yet highly effective conservation and ecotourism models. During our six-week expeditions, paying volunteers travel to our sites in Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste where they receive scientific and SCUBA training from a resident team of local and international conservation experts. Living and […]

Building a lionfishery: a market-based approach to controlling invasive lionfish

Summary Invasive lionfish populations have a direct, negative impact on native fish biomass and will, in turn, be detrimental to traditional fisheries and the socio-economic well-being of fishing communities. Lionfish population suppression through targeted removals has been shown to protect reef fish populations. The impact of invasive lionfish on invertebrate populations and fisheries is as […]

MIHARI – Gestion Locale des Ressources Marines – Réseau Madagascar

Le système d’apprentissage entre pairs constitue un outil très efficace pour renforcer les capacités locales en terme de gestion des ressources halieutiques. Cette approche permet également de promouvoir l’adoption des efforts de conservation menés par les communautés locales. Dans ce cadre, un forum national a été organisé en juin 2012 regroupant 55 représentants des communautés […]

MIHARI – Madagascar’s locally managed marine area network

Peer-to-peer learning is a highly effective tool for building local capacity and confidence for fisheries management and catalysing the adoption of community-led conservation efforts. With this in mind, in June 2012, 55 community members representing 18 LMMAs throughout Madagascar came together to share their experiences at Madagascar’s first national LMMA forum. This ground breaking meeting […]

Blue Ventures today and tomorrow

Our strategy is to develop, scale and drive the adoption of high-impact models for marine conservation. We have a proven track record of innovating transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining local leadership in marine management. Our organisational culture is naturally dynamic and entrepreneurial, listening and responding to the needs of our partner communities, and reaching […]

Catalysing conservation

Most marine conservation efforts fail. Declaring areas of ocean permanently off-limits to fishing all too often puts conservation at loggerheads with the needs of coastal communities, disenfranchising the people who depend on fisheries for their livelihoods. For many of the 1.4 billion people who live around our tropical coasts, forgoing fishing in protected areas represents […]