Category: Rebuilding Fisheries

We’re supporting coastal communities to manage their fisheries, establishing periodic reserves and adding value to seafood supply chains.

Collaboration and co-design in the Comoros

On the island of Anjouan, three teams from around the world came together to co-design and adapt the Monitor App, a fisheries monitoring platform for fishing communities in the Comoros

/ Jun 10, 2020

The community perspective: how COVID-19 is impacting the lives of coastal people in Kenya

Through frequent phone calls, Agatha Ogada, Blue Ventures' Partner Support Technician in Kenya, has been learning what the COVID-19 pandemic means for coastal communities in Kwale County

/ Jun 2, 2020

Bridging the mountains and the sea

Women in Fisheries 6: “The sea and the mountains are interconnected, it is an inseparable unity.” An interview with Metty Wasa, Office Manager, Tananua Foundation in Indonesia

/ May 14, 2020

Catch monitoring is not just about data, it’s a way to engage entire communities

Octopus fishers in Mohéli National Park in the Comoros celebrate a fishery reopening whilst the park staff lead catch monitoring for the first time

/ May 7, 2020

Towards resilience: responding to economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 crisis

With our partners, we are mobilising around the world to help support locally led conservation efforts against the current crisis, safeguarding food security and livelihoods for coastal communities in this turbulent time.

/ Apr 29, 2020

Rumah Boboca: preserving ‘the Home of Octopus’ in the village of Bulutui

In the heart of the Coral Triangle, a community of octopus fishers in the village of Bulutui have been transforming their lives for the better.

/ Mar 18, 2020

Locally led conservation: listening, persevering and working together

Women in Fisheries 5: an interview with Ami Raini Putriraya, Site Manager for North Minahasa, Perkumpulan YAPEKA

/ Feb 5, 2020

We found our voice: Pate Island community’s journey in marine conservation

For Pate Island community members celebrating the first octopus fishery closures in Kenya, local fishery management has meant much more than just improving catches

/ Jan 29, 2020

Not your average workshop: ICT4Fisheries 2019

Fishers, NGOs, academics, businesses and government representatives gathered in Cape Town to share their experiences of using technology for small-scale fisheries

/ Dec 17, 2019

Connecting the dots: when partners get together

Twenty-five people from 11 organisations came together in Sulawesi for Blue Ventures’ second partner forum in Indonesia

/ Dec 4, 2019

Sun, sea and… fisheries data analysis?

Supporting coastal communities in the Comoros with data literacy

/ Nov 21, 2019

Every voice counts: a participatory approach to periodic fishery closures

Community-collected data inspires fishers in the Barren Isles archipelago to adapt their management strategy

/ Oct 30, 2019

Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania

An interview with Blue Ventures’ partner support technicians in East Africa, Haji Machano and Khamis Juma

/ Aug 6, 2019

The Educator

Women in Fisheries 4: an interview with Hani Nusantari of JARI

/ Aug 2, 2019