All posts by Antoine Rougier

Antoine coordinated our community-based aquaculture programme in southwest Madagascar from 2010 until 2013. He describes himself as a "professional idealist" and relished working on pragmatic approaches to marine conservation as part of BV's interdisciplinary team.

Staff Q&A with Antoine Rougier, Aquaculture Advisor

In the fifteenth instalment in our series of Q&As with Blue Ventures staff, we ask Antoine Rougier, our Aquaculture Advisor (previously our Aquaculture Coordinator for 3 years in Madagascar), some searching questions about science, conservation and superpowers… What is your...

/ Dec 6, 2013

Farming seaweed without harming the forest…

By Antoine Rougier, Aquaculture Project Coordinator, Madagascar The link between seaweed farming and the forests of Madagascar might not appear obvious at first, but when examined a bit more closely, it starts to make much more sense. Seaweed farming is...

/ Jul 13, 2012

2012: the year of the sea cucumber

by Antoine Rougier, Aquaculture Project Coordinator, Madagascar With a growing cycle of 8 to 12 months, Holothuria scabra or sea cucumber farming requires of those involved willingness and much patience until they can finally reap the fruits of their labour....

/ Mar 1, 2012

See the sea cucumbers come out at night

By Harry Harty, Blue Ventures volunteer, Madagascar As a non-diving volunteer my 12 weeks here at Andavadoaka are being spent undertaking various terrestrial based activities. Last week BV’s Aquaculture Project Coordinator, Antoine approached me about joining him on one of...

/ Nov 2, 2011
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Another generation of sea cucumbers for Tampolove!

The 26th of September was an eventful day in Tampolove with the delivery of juvenile sea cucumbers for the 12 farming teams.

/ Oct 5, 2011