Going digital: collecting octopus fisheries data through mobile monitoring
Our community-based partner organisations in Indonesia are supporting communities to transition from paper-based data collection to mobile monitoring
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’.
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."
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
From research to relationships
Women in Fisheries 1: an interview with Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley, founder of Yayasan LINI
Too big too soon
Lessons from a pilot octopus fishery closure in Jambiani, Zanzibar
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.
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