Blue Ventures

Gabriel Diamond | 2015 | 6 min.

2018 Official Selection

In 2004, frustrated by failed marine conservation efforts, marine biologist Alasdair Harris encouraged a coastal Madagascar community to close off a small section of their octopus-fishing area. A few months later, the community saw huge increases in their catch and incomes. The model went viral, showing the world that protecting the ocean can and should go hand-in-hand with improving lives.

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