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Local marine management brings diverse benefits to coastal communities

Toliara 8th April 2011. A landmark fisheries workshop held in Madagascar this week has shown for the first time that community‐based marine conservation brings direct economic benefits to traditional fishing communities, creating a powerful incentive for expansion of marine conservation efforts.


BBC: Shark fishing in Madagascar

Andavadoaka, Madagascar, November 2007 (BBC News). Photo journal: shark fishing in Madagascar.


Making marine reserves talk

Andavadoaka, Madagascar. It started in a beach shack on the shore of the Mozambique Channel in Andavadoaka, a small coastal village in remote southwestern Madagascar. Four Rodrigan fishermen sat impassively facing the Malagasy fishermen, thrice their number, each measuring the other in the flickering candle light.


Coastal communities cash in on lucrative love medicine

A remote fishing village in southern Madagascar has sold its first batch of locally farmed sea cucumbers – believed to be a potent love medicine in southeast Asia – and is hoping to cash in on the lucrative market for unusual aphrodisiacs in advance of Chinese New Year next month.


New Study Shows Marine Protected Areas Can Increase Productivity of Fishing Industry

Survey reveals how conservation can benefit business and biodiversity

Marine protected areas may hold the key to keeping global fishing industries healthy and profitable, a new scientific study in Madagascar reveals.



Hundreds Turn Out to Take Advantage of Large Octopus Catches During Reopening of Andavadoaka’s First Community-run Octopus No-take Zone

Between 700 to 1,000 people, traveling in more than 130 pirogue canoes, descended on Nosy Fasy island today during the reopening of the region’s first community-run no-take zone (NTZ).

While final data of the number of octopus caught by villagers has not yet been fully analysed, anecdotal evidence suggests the catches were generally larger than before the NTZ was implemented, and villagers expresses great satisfaction with the day’s fishing results.

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