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25
Jun

WIOMSA: Catalysing community engagement: lessons learned from the Barren Isles

Read WIOMSA’s June newsbrief to read the story of temporary fishery closures in the Barren Isles archipelago

14
Apr

Blog: Catalysing community engagement: lessons learned from the Barren Isles

In 2018, communities in the Barren Isles established their first temporary octopus fishery closure. Now, they are taking the lead in local fisheries management efforts.

30
Oct

Blog: Every voice counts: a participatory approach to periodic fishery closures

Community-collected data inspires fishers in the Barren Isles archipelago to adapt their management strategy

19
Jun

Blog: Turtle fishing in the Barren Isles

A complex conservation issue

26
Sep

Blog: Opening day in the Barren Isles

Two fishing communities in the Barren Isles archipelago of western Madagascar recently closed part of their octopus fishing grounds for two months. Was the wait worth it? Caroline Holo tells the full story from opening day

1
Sep

Discover: The Barren Isles archipelago

A new discover site has been released by Blue Ventures to illustrate the vital importance of a locally managed marine area in the Barren Isles archipelago.

30
Apr

Pilot trawling ban is not renewed, threatening traditional fisheries

The reintroduction of destructive bottom trawling adjacent to the Indian Ocean’s largest LMMA marks a break with recent years of headway in community-led marine conservation.

21
Sep

The Barren Isles archipelago receives recognition for its international importance for biodiversity

The Government of Madagascar has recently designated the Barren Isles archipelago as a wetland area of international importance, under the international wetlands convention.

23
Nov

Blog: Presenting fisheries data in the Barren Isles: a community engagement visit

The Blue Ventures fisheries team recently visited four new sites in the Barren Isles LMMA to present the results of the fin fish monitoring programme to the fishing communities.

20
Jun

Blog: Freediving fishers on a mission to map Barren Isles seagrass beds

Participatory mapping reaps dividends in the largest locally led marine protected area in the Western Indian Ocean.

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