Once a pastry seller, Mama Hamisi is now an octopus gleaner, seaweed farmer, closure area patroller and community steward in Kibuyuni
Fisher voices: Madame Véronique and Franklin Velotody share local solutions to marine conservation and explain why it’s so important for their village
In Indonesia, our partners are bringing communities together to share their experiences of locally led fisheries management. These exchanges are known as ‘Anjangsana Mitra’.
With support from Oikos and Blue Ventures, 'activistas', or community outreach workers, are working to improve community-led fisheries management efforts across Mozambique's Nampula Province
Strengthening relationships in the final week of training for the first cohort of the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme
In this mangrove-dense region of Indonesia where mud crab fishing is the primary livelihood, six communities are working together to conserve the ecosystem
Despite the ever-changing impacts of COVID-19, coastal communities in Kenya are learning to adapt
Back in February, fishing communities on the Comorian island of Anjouan saw a record-breaking octopus catch at their most recent octopus fishery reopening
In 2018, communities in the Barren Isles established their first temporary octopus fishery closure. Now, they are taking the lead in local fisheries management efforts.
Women in Fisheries 8: Nurain Lapolo is the first female director of Japesda, a community-based organisation that works with small-scale fishing communities in Gorontalo and Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
"We would be devastated if our house was destroyed. This also applies to coral reefs. We pay for our children to go to school using the fish we catch, so we need to protect their house, the coral reef."
This International Women’s Day we are celebrating an extraordinary woman. Mima’s story is one of passion, courage and perseverance.
“We all have two hands, so if they can manage their octopus fisheries, we can too”