Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story to coincide with World Fisheries Day.
Claudia and Ratih from our Indonesia team spent the day with partner organisation LINI, who are developing conservation initiatives with coastal Bajo communities.
Participants from across Indonesia travelled to the island of Kaledupa last month to discuss community-led approaches to improving the sustainability of octopus fisheries.
Madagascar volunteer Jessie Skedd shares her insight after witnessing the opening of octopus fishing grounds following a period of temporary closure.
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.
June 24th 2017 was #ImpactJournalism Day, and Blue Ventures received coverage from several news sources including i News, Straits Times and Tages Anzeiger.
Our partner WWF Mozambique has recently facilitated two community-led octopus closures following a learning exchange to Velondriake, Madagascar.
Abigail Leadbeater and Charlie Gough from the Blue Ventures Monitoring and Evaluation team recently visited our new partners in Sulawesi to support them in their implementation of octopus fisheries monitoring.
On 15th and 16th March 2017, a meeting was held in Zanzibar to mark the start of a new project, supported by the Marine Stewardship Council, to map octopus fishing in the Western Indian Ocean.
The Stanford Social Innovation Review has published an article, written by Blue Ventures’ Steve Rocliffe, that focuses on the effectiveness of marine conservation models that put communities first.