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27 February 2014: Blue Ventures' research Sea Turtles Are Endangered, But 42,000 Were Killed Legally Last Year was featured in The Huffington Post 

30th August 2013, London - New study highlights the overwhelming importance of small-scale fisheries for coastal economies

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:38

Invasive species

Lionfisheries – stimulating a new market for invasive species 

Lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific, were accidentally released into the Atlantic in the 1980s and first documented in Belizean waters in 2008. 

Published in Conservation
Barnes-Mauthe, M., Oleson, K.L.L and Zafindrasilivonona, B. 2013. Fisheries Research, 147 pp 175-185
Published in Conservation reports
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:07

Advocacy for fisheries reform

We propose strategies for fairer and more sustainable fisheries management, with a view to benefiting the marine life and coastal communities that depend on them.

Published in What we do

Toliara 8th April 2011. A landmark fisheries workshop held in Madagascar this week has shown for the first time that community‐based marine conservation brings direct economic benefits to traditional fishing communities, creating a powerful incentive for expansion of marine conservation efforts.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011 06:35

Sustainable fisheries


We are a global leader in catalysing and financing marine conservation from the grassroots. We demonstrate the economic benefits of marine conservation to fishers and seafood buyers through temporary fishery closures.

Published in What we do
Monday, 23 February 2009 00:00

Making marine reserves talk

Andavadoaka, Madagascar. It started in a beach shack on the shore of the Mozambique Channel in Andavadoaka, a small coastal village in remote southwestern Madagascar. Four Rodrigan fishermen sat impassively facing the Malagasy fishermen, thrice their number, each measuring the other in the flickering candle light.

A remote fishing village in southern Madagascar has sold its first batch of locally farmed sea cucumbers - believed to be a potent love medicine in southeast Asia - and is hoping to cash in on the lucrative market for unusual aphrodisiacs in advance of Chinese New Year next month.

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