For three years, Blue Ventures has been working with stakeholders and communities in Tsimipaika Bay, northwest Madagascar, to develop an innovative, integrated and consensual Fisheries Management Plan.
The first temporary octopus fishery closures in Comoros, Indonesia and the Barren Isles archipelago in Madagascar reopened in September 2018 with positive initial results.
On 5 July 2018, Darawa village in Wakatobi held a ceremony at One Mbiha beach to declare their management of a 50 hectare octopus fishing site.
A community meeting in the coastal village of Bulutui in Sulawesi inspires the establishment of a catch monitoring system and a move towards sustainable fishing practices.
Representatives of three organisations from northern Kenya joined Blue Ventures staff and partner communities in southwest Madagascar for a learning exchange on community-based conservation.
The community of Ndooni village on Fundo Island in Pemba, Zanzibar, has witnessed a massive return on investment thanks to its new fisheries management regime.
Shrimp is one of Madagascar’s most lucrative exports, but small-scale fishers and environmental groups say that shrimp trawlers are harming the marine environment.
We recently visited our partner organisation Mwambao, who are assisting communities in Zanzibar to manage fisheries in a way that benefits the many.
A new resource toolkit distills over a decade of learning into a series of practical guides covering how to establish and maintain successful Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA).
Participants from across Indonesia travelled to the island of Kaledupa last month to discuss community-led approaches to improving the sustainability of octopus fisheries.