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Aquaculture partners

Our aquaculture partners are collaborating with us to pioneer new approaches to community-based sea cucumber and seaweed farming - providing lucrative, environmentally sustainable and socially viable alternatives to fishing.

University of Toliara's Institute of Fishery and Marine Sciences (IHSM)


partners ihsm
Blue Ventures collaborates with the University of Toliara's Institute of Fishery and Marine Sciences (Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines - IHSM) to conduct marine research, develop conservation strategies and deliver support for community-based aquaculture farms with private sector partners.

Norgesvel


Norgesvel
Norgesvel has been supporting the development of community-based aquaculture in southwest Madagascar since 2010.

Indian Ocean Trepang


IOT
Indian Ocean Trepang is a key private sector partner for Blue Ventures' aquaculture work, supplying juvenile sea cucumbers reared in their hatchery to be grown out in community managed pens.

Copefrito


Copefrito
Copefrito is the principal seafood collection company in southwest Madagascar, and private sector partner for Blue Ventures' aquaculture work.

CITE


CITE
CITE is a Malagasy NGO that runs business skills training workshops for Blue Ventures' aquaculture farmers.

Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)


partners wiomsa
The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) supported Blue Ventures to organise a regional workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania, with the University of Dar es Salaam, in November 2013, to facilitate the exchanging of learning and experiences about community-based aquaculture among practitioners and researchers.

SmartFish


Smart Fish
SmartFish is supporting Blue Ventures to trial wild sea cucumber fisheries management techniques in the Velondriake area of southwest Madagascar.

Indian Ocean Commission


IOC
The Indian Ocean Commission's ReCoMap project supported the initial development of Blue Ventures' community-based aquaculture work, with grants for sea cucumber in 2008 and seaweed in 2009.