Category: Rebuilding Fisheries
We’re supporting coastal communities to manage their fisheries, establishing periodic reserves and adding value to seafood supply chains.
Relying on local knowledge to preserve key biodiversity sites in the Comoros
the power of data and local knowledge in local fisheries management An array of colours fill my eyes when I put my head underwater – blue, red, yellow and green is what I see as the fish move over beautiful...
When the students became the teachers: a new locally led ecological monitoring team in southwest Madagascar
In June, the local ecological monitoring team from Velondriake travelled to Manjaboake to pass on its skills to its first set of students It was an early sunny morning in June as we packed our kit into the boat on...
Mama Hamisi: an inspiration for women in Kenya’s small-scale fisheries
Once a pastry seller, Mama Hamisi is now an octopus gleaner, seaweed farmer, closure area patroller and community steward in Kibuyuni
Voices from Tsimipaika Bay: local solutions to community management
Fisher voices: Madame Véronique and Franklin Velotody share local solutions to marine conservation and explain why it’s so important for their village
From Sumatra to Sulawesi: a long journey to meet a fellow fishing community
In Indonesia, our partners are bringing communities together to share their experiences of locally led fisheries management. These exchanges are known as ‘Anjangsana Mitra’.
Activistas: the voice of fishing communities in Nampula Province
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
When communities get together: protecting the mangroves of Kubu Raya
In this mangrove-dense region of Indonesia where mud crab fishing is the primary livelihood, six communities are working together to conserve the ecosystem
Tunasonga kama ngalawa: slow but steady as we navigate the pandemic
Despite the ever-changing impacts of COVID-19, coastal communities in Kenya are learning to adapt
Dahari garde la pêche: keeping fishers’ spirits high
Back in February, fishing communities on the Comorian island of Anjouan saw a record-breaking octopus catch at their most recent octopus fishery reopening
Catalysing community engagement: lessons learned from the Barren Isles
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.
Giving back to seagrass
In the Trang province of southern Thailand, seagrass is more than just food and jobs – it enables communities to uphold their cultural identity. Now it's time to give back.
Harmonising community-led fisheries management within Uwedikan’s marine protected area
"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."
Anjangsana Mitra: learning through community exchanges in North Minahasa
“We all have two hands, so if they can manage their octopus fisheries, we can too”
Building community governance: adapting lessons learned in northwest Madagascar (part 2)
In part two of his story, Zo Andriamahenina shares the experiences of communities in Mahajamba Bay, who are managing their natural marine resources, inspired by learning exchanges with other communities