Category: Toliara (Madagascar)

The coastal city of Toliara is the regional hub for our activities in southwest Madagascar. We have a small office here, with staff working on programmes ranging from locally managed marine areas to small scale fisheries management, aquaculture and blue forests.

Octopus landings in Velondriake LMMA

From southern Madagascar to Rodrigues: promoting dialogue to share lessons learned in fisheries management

By Alasdair Harris, BV’s Founder and Research Director, Antananarivo, Madagascar Throughout southern Madagascar, temporary closures of octopus fishing grounds are emerging as a popular management tool for this economically important fishery. In southwest Madagascar alone, over 100 such fishery closures...

/ May 24, 2011

Samba-Getty scholars and committee meet to review academic progress

In Toliara, southwest Madagascar, on the 28th of April 2011, the IHSM (Institut Halieuteque et des Sciences Marines) successfully played host to the first meeting for all students supported by the “Roger Samba – J Paul Getty” fellowship programme.  As well...

/ May 18, 2011
Shawn Peabody

Relocating to the bright lights of Toliara

By Shawn Peabody, Conservation Coordinator, Toliara, Madagascar. In September, I left the dramatic ocean sunsets, gently lapping ocean waves, and starry, breezy nights of BV’s Andavadoaka field site for the dust, noise, and stagnant air of the city of Toliara....

/ Mar 29, 2011
Mangoky River Trip (88)

Descending the mighty Mangoky

By Alasdair Harris, BV’s Founder and Research Director, Antananarivo, Madagascar The mighty Mangoky river, perhaps best known for its rich mangrove delta bordering the Mozambique Channel, is Madagascar’s biggest, starting its journey in the central highlands near Fianarantsoa, descending between...

/ Mar 9, 2011
Parfish workshop participants Toliara November 2010

What is the probability……?

By Charlie Gough,  Marine Research Coordinator, Belo-sur-mer, Madagascar.  The last week of November, and the dust bowl city of Toliara was the location for the 1st Parfish workshop to be held in Madagascar. Parfish, a participatory approach to stock assessment,...

/ Dec 20, 2010