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We first meet Madame Kokoly gleaning for octopus. This is but one of the many daily tasks for Kokoly
Learn more about Madame Kokoly and her life in this photostory
We first meet Madame Kokoly gleaning for octopus. This is but one of the many daily tasks for Kokoly
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Even as Kokoly grieves over her son, she doesn't stop working. In Vezo culture homes might be rebuilt after someone passes away
While Kokoly rebuilds her home, she stayed with her nephew. Take a 360 degree look inside this traditional Vezo home
Even as Kokoly grieves over her son, she doesn't stop working. In Vezo culture homes might be rebuilt after someone passes away
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As Kokoly heads to glean again, she laments the destruction of the reef she has seen
Communities in southwest Madagascar have been taking action to limit destructive practices. Watch this community film which encourages better gleaning practice
As Kokoly heads to glean again, she laments the destruction of the reef she has seen
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While Madame Kokoly's character is unique, her way of life is not
Meet Avy, another Vezo fisherman struggling to make a living. He's also one of the film's sound assistants
While Madame Kokoly's character is unique, her way of life is not
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In times gone by, Kokoly and her father would see sharks swimming underneath their pirogue. As sharks became a valuable commercial product, their numbers drastically declined
Learn more about what is being done to reduce shark fishing, in this short film 'Sharks & Men'
In times gone by, Kokoly and her father would see sharks swimming underneath their pirogue. As sharks became a valuable commercial product, their numbers drastically declined
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Like many octopus fishers in southwest Madagasar, Kokoly has embraced seaweed farming as part of her daily routine
Seaweed farming is one form of 'aquaculture' that Blue Ventures is supporting in Madagascar. Read Irene's story - one of Kokoly's neighbours who has seen her life change after embracing aquaculture
Like many octopus fishers in southwest Madagasar, Kokoly has embraced seaweed farming as part of her daily routine
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Kokoly's sister's powerful speech about the changes in the marine environment highlight how fragile things have become. But is it all doom and gloom?
Blue Ventures works alongside communities to rebuild tropical fisheries. This short film explores what can be done, and what is being done to improve the lives of people in southwest Madagascar
Kokoly's sister's powerful speech about the changes in the marine environment highlight how fragile things have become. But is it all doom and gloom?
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Kokoly is anxious that the rain will come before she finishes her new house. Rain, of course is normal, but climate breakdown will increase the severity of storms across the tropics
The Vezo people are on the frontline of climate change. Rising seas and extreme weather threaten lives and homes. Read about how the community is building resistance to climate breakdown
Kokoly is anxious that the rain will come before she finishes her new house. Rain, of course is normal, but climate breakdown will increase the severity of storms across the tropics
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The words that introduce us to Kokoly round off the film "Everything, once it's worth something...You won't see it anymore". Is there a future for Kokoly and people in her community?
Fishers, governments, NGOs and business are working together on an ambitious plan to revitalise the octopus fishery Kokoly relies on. Read about the plan to help secure a sustainable future for both people and nature
The words that introduce us to Kokoly round off the film "Everything, once it's worth something...You won't see it anymore". Is there a future for Kokoly and people in her community?

Against a backdrop of climate breakdown, personal loss and a marine environment changing beyond her control, Kokoly lives on a knife edge. This is her story. #FishingForSurvival

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