"Our research into small-scale and industrial fisheries is informing policy, mobilising civil society groups around marine conservation issues, and stimulating dialogue about the need for fisheries reform"
Mialy Andriamahefazafy, Policy officer, Antananarivo
We propose strategies for fairer and more sustainable fisheries management, with a view to benefiting fish stocks and the coastal communities that depend on them.
From smallscale octopus to industrial tuna fisheries, our work has guided new fisheries legislation at national and international levels.
We advocate on behalf of traditional fishing communities to promote a rights-based approach to fisheries management.
Our research has demonstrated the critical role that traditional small-scale fisheries play in safeguarding the livelihoods food security for some the planet's poorest communities.
Our analyses of EU fisheries agreements in the Indian Ocean have drawn global attention to the need for a more equitable basis for north-south industrial fisheries agreements.
This video shows Blue Ventures Assistant Conservation Coordinator Gildas Andriamalala speaking at the opening plenary of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) in Marseille in October 2013. Footage courtesy of Ocean TV.