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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.
California, 9-10th February 2010. Blue Ventures has been warmly welcomed at the 16th Katoomba meeting focusing on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the marine environment.
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.