As global demand for sea cucumbers increases, the need to support alternative livelihood options for coastal communities in Madagascar is even more urgent, both for people and for the environment.
A study recently published by the Reef Resilience Network outlines Blue Ventures’ sea cucumber farming initiatives in southwest Madagascar, and discusses the successes and key lessons learned.
Blue Ventures has been working in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) with coastal communities in Zanzibar to diversify their fishing and farming activities by providing training and technical support in sea cucumber aquaculture. A new article published by the FAO describes the impact of the sharing learning exchange …
In a recent article in Le Point, journalist Sylvie Rantrua explores an unusual yet valuable commodity that is improving the lives of coastal communities in the West Indian Ocean (WIO) – the sea cucumber. Once they have been brushed and dried (to become ‘trepang’) sea cucumbers are exported and sold at a high price, particularly on the …
November 2018 saw the first stocking of juvenile sea cucumbers in Ambolimoke and the first successful harvest and sale in Tampolove.
DW has released a short film showcasing our work establishing alternative livelihoods with the Tampolove community in southwest Madagascar.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation have produced a film about the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area following their visit to southwest Madagascar in 2018.
In a long-awaited moment for the Tampolove community, our aquaculture team, and our wider partners, juvenile sea cucumbers were stocked in the community pens yesterday.
A group of Blue Ventures volunteers recently visited the village of Tampolove in southwest Madagascar to learn about the sustainable aquaculture initiatives there.
Blue Ventures volunteer Amanda Millin has written a piece for Global Aquaculture Alliance about our community aquaculture programme.