Fishers, seafood buyers, conservationists, researchers and policy makers gathered in Toliara to launch a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) that sets out an ambitious vision for improving the sustainability of one of Madagascar’s largest small-scale fisheries
Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar
The first community led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration.
Two fishing communities in the Barren Isles archipelago of western Madagascar recently closed part of their octopus fishing grounds for two months. Was the wait worth it? Caroline Holo tells the full story from opening day
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.
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.
We recently visited our partner organisation Mwambao, who are assisting communities in Zanzibar to manage fisheries in a way that benefits the many.
Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story to coincide with World Fisheries Day.
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.