Participants from across Indonesia travelled to the island of Kaledupa last month to discuss community-led approaches to improving the sustainability of octopus fisheries.
The community of Andavadoaka in southwest Madagascar recently hosted visitors from Kenya and Tanzania so that they could witness this year’s octopus fishery reopening.
A new short film explores the successes and lessons learned from a recent knowledge exchange that took fishers from Ataúro in Timor-Leste to Raja Ampat, in Indonesia.
Our partner WWF Mozambique has recently facilitated two community-led octopus closures following a learning exchange to Velondriake, Madagascar.
Homestays offer a way for coastal communities to diversify and strengthen alternative livelihoods, providing a clear and measurable link between protecting the environment and the economic benefits that tourism can bring.
The Community Conservation Research Network have written an article in response to the recent release of the Blue Ventures film “Crossing the ocean – a community exchange.”
A new short film released today tells the remarkable story of two communities traveling thousands of miles to experience different forms of sustainable fisheries management as part of a community exchange initiative between Madagascar and Mexico.
Last month we invited new partners from five different countries to learn more about our work and to use these experiences to spark new octopus closures and LMMA movements back home.
Whether you call it pulpo, horita or octopus, community exchanges help build stronger fisheries and new perspectives for coastal communities.
Fishers from Madagascar complete a community exchange with Mexico sharing experiences of sustainable fisheries management.