Revival of tropical fisheries in east Africa and south-east Asia through grant to Blue Ventures
Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. The Blue Ventures model is centred around empowering grassroots coastal communities to take responsibility for their local marine areas leading to effective marine conservation. This has resulted in rebuilding of coastal fisheries, recovery of critical ecosystems – including coral reefs and mangroves – improved fisheries and strengthened socio-ecological resilience to climate change.
The grant to Blue Ventures will enable scaling up of its organisational capacity, expansion of its replicable approaches to new countries in the Indian Ocean and Africa, and continued effective implementation of its community-led conservation model over the next 5 years. All this, with the ultimate objective of protection and restoration of marine biodiversity.