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Blue Ventures is a science-led social enterprise that works with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation.
We work in places where the ocean is vital to local people, cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental need to support human development.
Over the last decade our models have guided national fisheries policy and been replicated by communities, NGOs, businesses, donors and government agencies along thousands of kilometres of coastline.
We have created the largest locally managed marine protected areas in the Indian Ocean, catalysed a sea change in community-led fisheries management, established sustainable aquaculture and ecotourism businesses, and developed new approaches for addressing reproductive health needs.
So far our work has impacted the lives of more than 100,000 of the world's poorest coastal people.