Sustainable fisheries partners
Our sustainable fisheries partners work with us to demonstrate the economic benefits of marine conservation to fishers and seafood buyers through temporary fishery closures.
University of Toliara's Institute of Fishery and Marine Sciences (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 and develop conservation strategies. IHSM is playing a crucial role in supporting locally led sustainable fisheries management along Madagascar's southwest coast, working with Blue Ventures to drive the adoption of temporary octopus fishery closures and guide national fisheries policy.
Madagascar Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
The Madagascar Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (Ministère de la Pêche et des Ressources Halieutiques - MPRH) works with Blue Ventures to support the local management of fisheries, in particular through their Project Supporting Fishing Communities (Projet d'Appui aux Communautés de Pêcheurs - PACP) for the expansion of temporary octopus fishery closures along the southwest coast around Toliara.
Bioclimate is a Scottish charity that works to improve the lives of rural communities and the way they manage their natural and financial resources. Blue Ventures is providing Bioclimate with technical advice and community training to replicate our temporary fishery closure model for octopus with female fishers in northern Mozambique.
Azafady is a British-Malagasy NGO partnership that runs a variety of conservation, livelihoods and health projects in southeast Madagascar. Blue Ventures is supporting Azafady to replicate our temporary fishery closure model for spiny lobsters with the community of Sainte Luce. Please see this fisher exchange blog for more information.
Too Big To Ignore
Shoals Rodrigues is a non-governmental organisation that undertakes marine research, education and training activities in Rodrigues, using the integration of these disciplines to promote conservation and sustainable development. Blue Ventures supported Shoals Rodrigues to replicate our temporary fishery closure model for octopus in the Mauritian island of Rodrigues in 2011.