Tag: octopus

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.

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."

/ Mar 18, 2021

Pekan Gurita: Celebrating octopus week in West Sumbawa

In October 2020, Blue Ventures' partner organisation JARI collaborated with communities in Poto Tano Village to celebrate World Octopus Day

/ Dec 10, 2020

Maryana and the octopus fisherwomen of Merpas Village

Women in Fisheries 7: Pramasty Ayu Koesdinar, Programme Coordinator at AKAR Foundation, shares her story of meeting Maryana, an octopus fisher from Indonesia

/ Nov 6, 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

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

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

Behind the lens: how communities helped craft a global film about locally led marine conservation

Communities in Comoros, Indonesia and Madagascar filmed the openings of their octopus fishery closures, bringing their own unique perspectives to this marine management approach.

/ May 22, 2019
Women in fisheries

From research to relationships

Women in Fisheries 1: an interview with Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley, founder of Yayasan LINI

/ Mar 6, 2019
Zanzibar Martin Muir

Too big too soon

Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar

/ Nov 22, 2018

The Darawa community celebrates a fisheries management milestone

The first community-led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration.

/ Oct 11, 2018

Opening day in the Barren Isles

Two fishing communities in the Barren Isles archipelago of western Madagascar recently closed part of their octopus fishing grounds for two months. Was the wait worth it? Caroline Holo tells the full story from opening day

/ Sep 26, 2018
The fishing ground opens | Photo: Mwambao

Villages working together: a cooperative approach to fishery closures in Zanzibar

In December last year we visited our partner organisation Mwambao, which is assisting communities in Zanzibar to manage fisheries in a way that benefits the many.

/ Feb 15, 2018
Banggai Island | Claudia Matzdorf

LINI – leading the way for community-based octopus fishery management in Indonesia

Claudia and Ratih from our Indonesia team spent the day with partner organisation LINI, who are developing conservation initiatives with coastal Bajo communities.

/ Nov 1, 2017