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26
Nov

Blog: Reducing post-catch losses: small-scale fishers in Mahajamba Bay test out hot smoking to preserve their catch

For communities living in remote fishing villages in northwest Madagascar, hot smoking is providing a lifeline, enabling them to better preserve their fish

19
Nov

Blog: Science and tradition: expanding Velondriake’s no-take zones through community-led action

Using a traditional fishing technique called ‘jarifa’, the community association in Velondriake, southwest Madagascar, have expanded their marine reserves to safeguard their future

12
Nov

Blog: Reflections from my balcony: working with community fisheries management groups in Kwale County

Yvonne Muyia, Project Assistant at Blue Ventures’ partner COMRED, reflects on her experience of training three Beach Management Units in coastal Kenya

6
Nov

Blog: Maryana and the octopus fisherwomen of Merpas Village

Pramasty Ayu Koesdinar, Programme Coordinator at AKAR Foundation, shares her story of meeting Maryana, a committed wife, mother and octopus fisher from Indonesia

22
Oct

Blog: From Sarteneja Village to diving the reefs of the Caribbean Sea: my journey with Blue Ventures

“One thing I’ve learned throughout my life is that if you take chances you can either succeed or work yourself into succeeding”

14
Oct

Blog: Science and tradition: exchanging knowledge to drive marine conservation in Velondriake

Five Vezo community members from Andavadoaka join forces to form the first local diving ecological monitoring team in the Velondriake locally managed marine area

8
Oct

Blog: Sharing octopus knowledge: it’s fun and it’s virtual!

To mark World Octopus Day, Rayhan shares his story of an octopus data collection workshop with our Indonesian partner, Japesda

23
Sep

Blog: A visit to see Kokoly

In March 2020, Paul Antion visited Madame Kokoly, of Blue Ventures’ award-winning short film

17
Sep

Blog: A lever for change: learning to read and write in Mahajamba Bay

For small-scale fishing communities living in remote areas of Madagascar, illiteracy is a common barrier to managing their natural marine resources

10
Sep

Blog: Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia

Our partner network in Indonesia are speaking with coastal communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19

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