Tag: small-scale fisheries
What is the Fisheries Transparency Initiative and why is it so important?
In Madagascar, public authorities, fishers, and civil society organisations are working towards improving fisheries transparency and governance. Together, they want to ensure sustainable and fair management of stocks, and enhance the value of a sector that represents between five and...
Shrimp return to the locally managed bay in northern Madagascar
By Nantenaina Ardo NIRISOA, Site Leader (Ambanja, Tsimipaika Bay, Madagascar). More than seven years ago, when I was working as a fisheries and aquaculture technician in Ambanja in Madagascar’s northwest, I set up a network of fisheries data collectors. I...
Understanding the struggles of coastal women and men living through the pandemic in Indonesia
Our partner network in Indonesia are speaking with coastal communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19
Meeting new partners and inspiring good governance in Ilha de Moçambique
Jamen Mussa, Blue Ventures’ new Fisheries Officer in Mozambique, joined our partner Oikos to support a training session on governance and conflict management in Ilha de Moçambique
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.
Fisheries management that works for everyone
For three years, Blue Ventures has been working with stakeholders and communities in Tsimipaika Bay, northwest Madagascar, to develop an innovative, integrated and consensual Fisheries Management Plan.
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
Breaking stereotypes: the Bulutui community starts to monitor their octopus fishery
A community meeting in the coastal village of Bulutui in Sulawesi inspires the establishment of a catch monitoring system and a move towards sustainable fishing practices.
A year’s progress for community-led conservation in the Comoros
Sarah Freed reviews the highlights of 2017, a year of learning, partnership and preparation.
A woman in a man’s world: how the MIHARI Network coordinator is getting women’s voices heard
The National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, is a pioneering voice for women’s rights in Madagascar’s male-dominated fisheries sector.
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.
The crocodile’s children: community-led marine management on Atauro
The community of Ilik-namu have decided to take control of their future and begin managing their marine resources.
A unique opportunity to experience community-based fisheries management
Madagascar volunteer Jessie Skedd shares her insight after witnessing the opening of octopus fishing grounds following a period of temporary closure.
Grounded in evidence: monitoring octopus fisheries in Indonesia
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