A fisheries learning exchange brings together representatives from different communities to share knowledge and expertise in fisheries management and marine conservation.
By creating a hands-on environment in which communities share experiences, exchanges can play a powerful role in inspiring local action to improve fisheries management and conservation.
Exchanges are an important catalyst for broader-scale change: many of Madagascar’s 70+ locally managed marine areas were kick-started by exchanges. Across our sites in Madagascar, more than 200 community representatives have participated in exchanges in the last decade alone.
We’ve published this guide on best practice in fisheries learning exchanges with the FAO.