The first community-led temporary octopus fishery closure in Wakatobi was reopened on 2 September with much ceremony and celebration.
A learning exchange in Zanzibar has encouraged Comorian fisherwomen to form an association and organise a temporary fishery closure.
By working in partnership using the PHE approach, Safari Doctors and the Northern Rangeland Trust are looking to increase their impact in isolated communities in Kenya.
Sarah Freed reviews the highlights of 2017, a year of learning, partnership and preparation.
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.
LINI, our inspirational new partner, is developing a new catalyst for conservation on Banggai Island, Sulawesi
In collaboration with partners AMA and CORDIO, and as part of the Our Sea Our Life project, Blue Ventures recently hosted a training workshop for village technicians in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique.
Our Medical Director, Dr Vik Mohan, recently visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste to see whether coastal communities there would be interested in Blue Ventures’ integrated health and environment approach.
Last October we supported our partner Dahari as they launched a new mission: the establishment of sustainable fishing and community management of marine resources on the island of Anjouan.
Whether you call it pulpo, horita or octopus, community exchanges help build stronger fisheries and new perspectives for coastal communities.
Despite its isolation off the north coast of Mozambique, Quifuki Island continues to attract migrant fishermen and traders from far afield, creating a unique and bustling atmosphere.