Category: Locations

‘Managing for today and tomorrow’

A collaborative approach to fisheries management in Zanzibar

/ Dec 3, 2020

Reducing post-catch losses: small-scale fishers in Mahajamba Bay test out hot smoking to preserve their catch

For communities living in remote fishing villages in northwest Madagascar, hot smoking is providing a lifeline, enabling them to better preserve their fish

Science and tradition: expanding Velondriake’s no-take zones through community action

Using a traditional fishing technique called 'jarifa', the community association in Velondriake, southwest Madagascar, have expanded their marine reserves to safeguard their future

/ Nov 19, 2020

Reflections from my balcony: working with community fisheries management groups in Kwale County

Yvonne Muyia, Project Assistant at Blue Ventures’ partner COMRED, reflects on her experience of training three Beach Management Units in coastal Kenya

/ Nov 12, 2020

Maryana and the octopus fisherwomen of Merpas Village

Pramasty Ayu Koesdinar, Programme Coordinator at AKAR Foundation, shares her story of meeting Maryana, an octopus fisher from Indonesia

/ Nov 6, 2020

From Sarteneja Village to diving the reefs of the Caribbean Sea: my journey with Blue Ventures

“One thing I’ve learned throughout my life is that if you take chances you can either succeed or work yourself into succeeding”

/ Oct 22, 2020

Science and tradition: exchanging knowledge to drive marine conservation in Velondriake

Five Vezo community members from Andavadoaka join forces to form the first local diving ecological monitoring team in the Velondriake locally managed marine area

/ Oct 14, 2020

Sharing octopus knowledge: it’s fun and it’s virtual!

To mark World Octopus Day, Rayhan shares his story of an octopus data collection workshop with our Indonesian partner, Japesda

/ Oct 8, 2020

A visit to see Kokoly

In March 2020, Paul Antion visited Madame Kokoly, of Blue Ventures’ award-winning short film

/ Sep 23, 2020

A lever for change: learning to read and write in Mahajamba Bay

For small-scale fishing communities living in remote areas of Madagascar, illiteracy is a common barrier to managing their natural marine resources

/ Sep 17, 2020

Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia

Our partner network in Indonesia are speaking with coastal communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19

/ Sep 10, 2020

Meeting new partners and inspiring good governance in Ilha de Moçambique

Jamen Mussa, Blue Ventures’ new Fisheries Officer in Mozambique, joined our partner Oikos to support a training session on governance and conflict management in Ilha de Moçambique

/ Sep 3, 2020

Small but mighty: team Timor-Leste unites to take on COVID-19

In his new role as acting country manager in Timor-Leste, Oldegar Massinga explains why he’s not worried about the challenges that lie ahead

/ Aug 20, 2020

From reproductive health to COVID-19: thirteen years of responding to community health needs

As we celebrate thirteen years of supporting community health, our Safidy teams continue to show their unrelenting dedication as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

/ Aug 12, 2020

Voices of the mangroves

Stories from colleagues, friends and community members who dedicate their lives to the mangroves of Madagascar

/ Aug 6, 2020