Category: LMMA

We’re supporting coastal communities to develop their own locally managed marine areas, designed to sustain local fisheries and safeguard marine biodiversity.

Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania

An interview with Blue Ventures’ partner support technicians in East Africa, Haji Machano and Khamis Juma

/ Aug 6, 2019

Taking control with Tara Bandu: part 2

After over a year of work, the day has finally come for the community of Behau to formalise the management of their marine resources

/ May 30, 2019

Taking control with Tara Bandu

The community of Behau in Timor-Leste has decided to take control of its marine resources by using customary law to establish a locally managed marine area.

/ Apr 4, 2019
The CFM group | Photo: Jenny House

Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste

Community-based monitoring groups in Timor-Leste are collecting fisheries data and raising women's voices in discussions about marine resource management.

/ Oct 25, 2018
A sunny day in Bulutui village

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.

/ Jul 12, 2018

Is this thing on?

Lights, camera, action: behind the scenes of Participatory Video training in Madagascar

/ Jun 6, 2018

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.

/ Apr 13, 2018

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.

/ Mar 8, 2018
Monda and team conducting a survey | Photo: Christina Saylor

Collaborating to save seagrass: communities in Timor-Leste embrace a new opportunity for conservation

A community-based seagrass monitoring programme has been established to empower the residents of Ataúro Island to protect one of their most vital marine ecosystems.

/ Jan 17, 2018
The kids with their colour wheels.

Sarteneja’s kids learn about marine conservation through art

35 kids visited Blue Venture’s office in Sarteneja to create some marine-themed art and learn about conservation efforts in Belize.

/ Jan 10, 2018
Sea cucumber pens, new structure | Photo: Timothy Klückow

An aquaculture adventure: visiting Tampolove’s sea cucumber farms

A group of Blue Ventures volunteers recently visited the village of Tampolove in southwest Madagascar to learn about the sustainable aquaculture initiatives there.

/ Nov 16, 2017
At the surface | Photo: Jen Craighill

A fisherman’s journey into deeper seas: scuba diving and conservation in Timor-Leste

Amos Da Costa's family has always relied on the sea for their food and livelihood, but he believes they must look to the future. He now helps to conserve Ataúro Island's marine environments as Blue Ventures' Dive and Science Assistant.

/ Nov 9, 2017
All in the same boat. The resulting sketch by the Forkani team shows different organisations coming together and all using the same boat to reach the community.

All in the same boat: integrating conservation and health in Kaledupa

Our partner organisation Forkani recently hosted a workshop with the aim of fostering cross-sector partnerships between health and conservation groups in Kaledupa.

/ Oct 10, 2017
What is clear in our talks is the deep knowledge these fishermen have of Ataúro’s waters | Photo: Martin Muir

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.

/ Oct 4, 2017