Update by RD Aquaculture Intern Oriana Wouters
ReefDoctor is happy to report that on the 26th and 27th of November two sea cucumber sales took place in the villages of Ambolomailaky and Andrevo, as part of our of Darwin Initiative-funded Alternative Livelihoods Project. The 20 farmers who are part of the Ambolomailaky project sold 7 million Ariary (2000 Euro) worth of sea cucumbers. At their last sale in September they had earned 1 million Ariary in sales, so after two months they managed to break their own record! In Andrevo, an also impressive 3.925 million Ariary worth of sea cucumbers were sold! Their efforts, motivation and dedication to the project clearly reflects in their sales! We are very proud of our farmers and together we will continue to work toward a sustainable future for these communities!