From Hatchery to Community – Madagascar’s first village-based holothurian mariculture program

Georgina Robinson, Benjamin Pascal

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In the region of Toliara (Madagascar), a novel partnership has emerged between local communities, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and private sector stakeholders. The collaboration is working to pioneer a form of village-based mariculture in which hatchery-reared juvenile sea cucumbers are raised by
coastal communities in simple sea pens. The present paper describes how partners are working to demonstrate the social and economic viability of a new model for alternative livelihood creation amongst coastal
people in this impoverished region.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSecretariat of the Pacific Community Bêche-de-mer Information Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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