Read WIOMSA’s June newsbrief to read the story of temporary fishery closures in the Barren Isles archipelago
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.
Community-collected data inspires fishers in the Barren Isles archipelago to adapt their management strategy
A complex conservation issue
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
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.
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.
The Government of Madagascar has recently designated the Barren Isles archipelago as a wetland area of international importance, under the international wetlands convention.
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.
Participatory mapping reaps dividends in the largest locally led marine protected area in the Western Indian Ocean.