After four years championing the rights and needs of Madagascar’s small-scale fishers, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy has won the prestigious Whitley Award for local conservation leaders in the Global South.
In an interview with the MacArthur Foundation, the National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, tells the story of MIHARI’s foundation and growth.
Madagascar’s Minister of Fisheries pledged to create an exclusive fishing zone for Madagascar’s small-scale fishers during a meeting with MIHARI Network and Blue Ventures on 19 July.
Blue Ventures signed MIHARI’s new membership charter, reaffirming our role in supporting the network and the locally managed marine area movement in Madagascar.
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.
More than 100 LMMA practitioners from communities around Madagascar gathered with NGO partners, government officials and international guests at the MIHARI forum.