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.
Antananarivo, Madagascar – The Government of Madagascar has accorded temporary protection to the Barren Isles archipelago, thus creating the largest community-managed marine protected area in the Indian Ocean.
Our work in the Barren Isles, West Madagascar is featured in an article in Madagascar’s L’Express newspaper.