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.
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.
As fisheries face unprecedented pressures, coastal communities like the villages of Ambiky and Ambolobozo are looking for economic opportunities beyond fishing.
As the year draws to an end we’ve pulled together some of the highlights of 2016.
A learning exchange brought over twenty partners, fishers and conservationists from five different countries to Madagascar to learn about community-based fisheries management.
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
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.
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.
Blue Ventures’ founder and executive director, Dr Alasdair Harris, is featured on the TED blog ‘Octopus’s garden: A TED Fellow with a radical approach to saving fisheries’.
Blue Ventures’ work in Madagascar is featured in the Telegraph Magazine this week.