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A victory for the small-scale fishers of Madagascar

A victory for the small-scale fishers of Madagascar

Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, the National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, is a 2019 Whitley Award finalist. On May 1st in London, United Kingdom, Vatosoa received the award, which recognises the work she and MIHARI have been doing on behalf of Madagascar’s small-scale...

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Database visualization for LMMA communities

Database visualization for LMMA communities

We have created flyers for the communities as a means to give back to the communities the data collected in the online MIHARI database. The visualization of this database is available HERE. These flyers are available in various dialects: 1-Database for LMMA...

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Village takes bold step to save fishery — with help from goats

Village takes bold step to save fishery — with help from goats

PARTNER POST FROM CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

On one day in 2009, the Malagasy village of Ivovona harvested 600 kilograms (1,322 pounds) of fish, mostly octopus. Earlier this year, those same fishermen, joined by others from the nearby village of Ambavarano, pulled in 5 tons of octopus — in three hours.

How did things turn around so quickly in a remote, poverty-stricken community? The villagers made the decision to adopt fishing regulations — and gained a new source of livelihood in the process.

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