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25
Feb

Reef Resilience Network: Developing community-based sea cucumber farms in Madagascar

Blue Ventures’ livelihoods lead in Madagascar, Hery Lova Razafimamonjiraibe, shared insights into community-based sea cucumber farming in a webinar for Reef Resilience Network

30
Jul

The Fish Site: Five potential game-changers for EU aquaculture

In an article from The Fish Site exploring potential new avenues for the European Union’s (EU) aquaculture sector, Blue Ventures’ ten year experience farming sea cucumbers in Madagascar is referenced. While sea cucumber farming has not yet been developed in European waters, native sea cucumber species are listed amongst groupers, amberjack, mullets and seaweed, as …

16
Jul

Mongabay: Risking death and arrest, Madagascar fishers chase dwindling sea cucumbers

As global demand for sea cucumbers increases, the need to support alternative livelihood options for coastal communities in Madagascar is even more urgent, both for people and for the environment.

15
Jul

Blog: The ambitious challenge of community-led aquaculture

Reflecting on a journey of community resilience in southwest Madagascar and learning for the future

20
May

Reef Resilience Network: Farmers of the Sea

A study recently published by the Reef Resilience Network outlines Blue Ventures’ sea cucumber farming initiatives in southwest Madagascar, and discusses the successes and key lessons learned.

4
Mar

FAO: How sea cucumbers are boosting the bioeconomy in Zanzibar

Blue Ventures has been working in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) with coastal communities in Zanzibar to diversify their fishing and farming activities by providing training and technical support in sea cucumber aquaculture. A new article published by the FAO describes the impact of the sharing learning exchange …

31
Jan

Le Point: Sea cucumbers: a natural treasure in the West Indian Ocean

In a recent article in Le Point, journalist Sylvie Rantrua explores an unusual yet valuable commodity that is improving the lives of coastal communities in the West Indian Ocean (WIO) – the sea cucumber. Once they have been brushed and dried (to become ‘trepang’) sea cucumbers are exported and sold at a high price, particularly on the …

25
Jul

DW: Madagascar: No more fish? We’ll farm seaweed instead

DW recently published a piece about the impacts of declining fish stocks and climate change on coastal communities in Madagascar, and the alternative livelihoods that these communities are turning to as fishing becomes unsustainable.

20
Jul

Blog: Mama Bevata: Tampolove’s new security watchtower

Sea cucumber farmers in Tampolove are now protected by a state of the art watchtower designed to deter potential thieves from making off with valuable stock.

22
Feb

Blog: Dingadigana: An alternative livelihood opportunity in Northwest Madagascar

As fisheries face unprecedented pressures, coastal communities like the villages of Ambiky and Ambolobozo are looking for economic opportunities beyond fishing.

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