Tag - aquaculture

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.

23
Dec

2016 – Accelerating progress

As the year draws to an end we’ve pulled together some of the highlights of 2016.

30
Nov

Blog: Learning face to face

A learning exchange brought over twenty partners, fishers and conservationists from five different countries to Madagascar to learn about community-based fisheries management.

14
Sep

Blog: What global conservation lessons can be learnt from Madagascar?

In this week’s blog we pass the mic to a global expert on marine conservation, IUCN’s Professor Dan Laffoley, who visited our programmes in Madagascar earlier this year

21
Sep

Crossing the Indo-Pacific for marine conservation

Late August saw the arrival in Madagascar of some very special visitors – a group of Mexican fishermen traveled more than 17,500 kilometres to have a conversation with their local counterparts about octopus.

2
Mar

Fish Farmer Magazine: Community farms feed families

Blue Ventures is featured in the March 2015 edition of Fish Farmer Magazine in an article exploring the impact of our community-based aquaculture programme.

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