Clean up your act

Plans are currently underway for a beach clean up following the success of the last one in June, 2005.

/ Oct 12, 2005

Research This!

The Blue Ventures have been tirelessly working towards producing the new Research Update to present the findings from the re-opening of the Nosy Fasy no-take zone. We are pleased to announce that it is finished.

/ Oct 11, 2005

As an aside:

Friends of ours have recently set up the following website, so that you can find out which bank is the bestest. Have a look!

/ Oct 10, 2005

Here’s a great new website we’ve been using recently It allows you to get a comprehensive view of what there is to offer in the fantastic country that is Madagascar. Check it out and maybe it’ll persuade you, if...

/ Oct 10, 2005

It’s fin-ished!

Another big step has been taken in the fight for protection of sharks. The North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) has recently placed a ban on shark finning. This will apply with immediate effect to all ground fish and shrimp trawl...

/ Oct 10, 2005

The Vaccinators

Some of the volunteers plus the Blue Ventures Doctor have been helping the village doctor Joseph and a team of vaccinators with a polio vaccination campaign (funded by UNICEF and other NGOs) which has involved vaccinating all children under five...

/ Oct 7, 2005

Name That Tuna

The European Union is funding a project that takes an exciting step in the direction of sustainable tuna fishing. Tuna stocks are rapidly depleting at present owing to overfishing. In a new scheme, costing around $10 million approximately 80 000...

/ Oct 7, 2005

Net Again!

Irish, British and Norwegian marine experts have reported that Spanish fisherman are devastating the number of deep-water sharks in the northeast Atlantic. This is due to unregulated fishing techniques that will often involve trawlers leaving nets unattended for weeks, in...

/ Oct 7, 2005

Giants of the Sea

With news just in from site – a giant grouper was seen at Dos de Baleine today, it was at least 2.5m maybe 3m. A monster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

/ Oct 6, 2005

Keep Fin Eat Soup!

New laws have been introduced in Egypt following increased pressure and lobbying from the Red Sea Governorate and HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association) that officially ban and criminalize shark fishing and trading. Divers and conservationists noticed that since...

/ Oct 5, 2005

Into the deep…..

The deep-sea environment is an area that has previously been thought of as a barren landscape, containing few life forms, is now being recognised to be the habitat for as many as 10 million species, some of which form coral...

/ Oct 4, 2005

30th September

Hello Bloggers! Here’s our end of week Blue Ventures update…… For all those eager to hear more about our boating ventures – the arrival of Tson Tso has meant our existing boat Alo Alo has been taken out of the...

/ Sep 30, 2005

27th September, 2005

Now we are fully launched into the “Blogosphere” we can get underway with updates from both base and field. Having newly arrived at the base in Andavadoaka our new volunteers were invited to the wedding of Mr Sidoine (an octopus...

/ Sep 27, 2005

Hello and Welcome

So, welcome to our 1st real entry that launches you and us into the world of Blue Ventures blogging. This will serve as a brief overview to bring you up to speed about some of the activities and achievements of...

/ Sep 23, 2005

In the beginning…

Since we started Blue Ventures 3 years ago so much has happened and changed… Past volunteers regularly ring us up to ask us about people they got to know and love on their expeditions, future volunteers ask us questions about...

/ Sep 21, 2005