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Blue Economy - Sharing Success Stories to Inspire Change

The report, entitled Blue Economy - Sharing Success Stories to Inspire Change showcases various efforts that seek to reverse the overexploitation and degradation of the world’s oceans without harming people who rely on these vast ecosystems for a living.

In Madagascar, the short-term closures of the octopus fishing grounds inspired even greater conservation efforts. With help from local NGOs, communities established marine protected areas that outlawed destructive and industrial forms of fishing. Roughly 60,000 people are now involved in these locally managed conservation zones. Their success has inspired the government to establish a nationwide closure of the country’s octopus fishery every year.

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United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
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9 June 2016

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