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
Sarah Freed reviews the highlights of 2017, a year of learning, partnership and preparation.
The National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, is a pioneering voice for women’s rights in Madagascar’s male-dominated fisheries sector.
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 community of Ilik-namu have decided to take control of their future and begin managing their marine resources.
Madagascar volunteer Jessie Skedd shares her insight after witnessing the opening of octopus fishing grounds following a period of temporary closure.
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
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...
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.
The Blue Ventures fisheries team recently visited four new sites in the Barren Isles LMMA to present the results of the fin fish monitoring programme to the fishing communities.
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.