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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)


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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


MPRH
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.

Copefrito


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

Helmsley Charitable Trust


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The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is supporting the uptake of locally led sustainable fisheries management in southwest Madagascar.

DFID


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The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting the uptake of locally led sustainable fisheries management in southwest Madagascar, with a particular focus on empowering local women to become more active in local management decision-making.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


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Blue Ventures is partnering with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to work towards certifying the octopus fishery in the Toliara region of southwest Madagascar as being managed sustainably.

Bioclimate


Bioclimate
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


Azafady
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


TBTI
Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) is a global research network for small-scale fisheries. Blue Ventures collaborates with the network to enhance the understanding of the real contribution of small-scale fisheries to food security, nutrition, livelihoods, poverty alleviation, wealth generation and trade.

University of British Colombia's Fisheries Centre


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Blue Ventures works with the University of British Colombia's Fisheries Centre (Sea Around Us Project) to research the impacts of fisheries on the world's marine ecosystems.

SmartFish


Smart Fish
SmartFish has supported the production of an awareness-raising film about our temporary octopus fishery closure model.

Shoals Rodrigues


Shoals
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.

Madagascar Fisheries Surveillance Centre


CSP
Blue Ventures is working with the Fisheries Surveillance Centre (Centre de Surveillance des Peches - CSP) and local fisher associations to monitor industrial and illegal fishing within locally managed marine areas (LMMAs).