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The current map contains basic information for 84 project sites. Most of the information was either provided by the participants of the regional workshop held in December, 2013, or collated from the workshop presentations and external literature.
The map is evolving, and it is expected that the number of sites and projects on the map and the details on specific projects will increase as additional information becomes available.
We believe the mapping exercise will contribute to improving CBA practice, thereby towards socio-economic and environmental sustainability for coastal WIO. Therefore, expanding and extending the map in urgent priority.
The map is being temporarily hosted via Blue Ventures until a formal website is created for the regional network.
For the original map on Google Earth please click here
16th December 2013, Zanzibar, Tanzania - A ground-breaking workshop was held in Zanzibar last week to share experiences and improve understanding of community-based aquaculture initiatives in the Western Indian Ocean region.
13 May 2011, London. Blue Ventures was this week announced as a finalist in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the prestigious annual international science competition awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of whole-system based projects that have significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems.
We are working with coastal communities and private sector partners to develop economically lucrative, environmentally sustainable and socially viable alternatives to fishing. Our aquaculture initiative is providing coastal communities in southwest Madagascar with new sources of income while alleviating pressure on marine resources and improving food security.