Madagascar volunteer Jessie Skedd shares her insight after witnessing the opening of octopus fishing grounds following a period of temporary closure.
An opinion piece from Blue Ventures’ Alasdair Harris and WWF’s John Tanzer gives two examples of successful community-led coastal conservation efforts in Madagascar and Indonesia.
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 national meeting of leaders from Madagascar’s small-scale fishing communities marks a pivotal moment for the empowerment of the country’s coastal communities to assert their rights to manage traditional fishing grounds.
In the 7th issue of the Save Our Seas Magazine, Alasdair Harris speaks about the importance of living “with and within communities” when it comes to devising models for marine conservation.
This closure is the first step in the implementation of a new fisheries management plan that will ultimately benefit traditional fishers, the local marine environment and help reduce pressure on declining shrimp stocks.
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.
In this week’s blog we pass the mic to a global expert on marine conservation, IUCN’s Professor Dan Laffoley, who visited our programmes in Madagascar earlier this year
Our Outreach Manager Steve Rocliffe has written an article for Save Our Seas Magazine concerning the temporary closure of the octopus fishery in the village of Andavadoaka, Madagascar
Staff and volunteers travelled to witness the creation of a new Locally Managed Marine Area on Atauro Island – a marine milestone for locally led conservation in the Coral Triangle