By Jérémy Huet
In February this year ZSL supported an exchange visit between Mozambique and Madagascar.
Working closely with our Our Sea Our Life partners (Bioclimate and AMA) and Blue Ventures in Madagascar, the exchange visit aimed to raise awareness and generate support for community marine management in Mozambique and Madagascar.
The trip gave the opportunity for octopus fishers, traders and community leaders from Quiwia and Quirindi in Mozambique to exchange experiences and ideas with people from the Velondriake Association in Madagascar.
The participants developed their understanding of the social and economic conditions required to implement marine management activities, such as temporary reserves and aquaculture.
This type of community lesson learning experience is central to ZSL’s approach to supporting rural communities. At the end of the exchange visit, one exchange participant commented, “Community unity in Andavadoake struck me! It is something we should aim for”.
Find out more about the exciting exchange visit in the short film below and in this blog from our project partners Blue Ventures.
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