The first community-led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration.
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
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.
Claudia and Ratih from our Indonesia team spent the day with partner organisation LINI, who are developing conservation initiatives with coastal Bajo communities.
Madagascar volunteer Jessie Skedd shares her insight after witnessing the opening of octopus fishing grounds following a period of temporary closure.
Our partner WWF Mozambique has recently facilitated two community-led octopus closures following a learning exchange to Velondriake, Madagascar.
Abigail Leadbeater and Charlie Gough from the Blue Ventures Monitoring and Evaluation team recently visited our new partners in Sulawesi to support them in their implementation of octopus fisheries monitoring
The making of “Tovo the octopus gleaner”, a Vezo film featuring intense kung fu action and a mysterious octopus mermaid designed to spread good fisheries practices!
LINI, our inspirational new partner, is developing a new catalyst for conservation on Banggai Island, Sulawesi
Nusi is a charismatic conservationist whose passion for her work is infectious. She is a member of community organisation Forkani who, with Blue Ventures’ support, are working to improve the management of the vital octopus fishery on Darawa Island in...
Blue Ventures’ Data Management Assistant, Herizo Rafanomezantsoa, regularly visits villages along the Southwest coast of Madagascar to ensure that the data collectors have everything they need to successfully monitor the octopus fisheries.
By Olivia Kemp, Sustainable Fisheries Programme Manager, Madagascar Earlier this year I travelled to the Centre of the Universe. Or the island of Bali, Indonesia, as it is also known. The Balinese, who have a deeply rich culture, believe that...