Responsibly managing our oceans is no easy task. But some SGBs are taking this on anyway, with some surprising results. 

Madagascar - improving marine & human life

VIDEO COURTESY OF JEAN BARDELETTI/LES GRANDS MOYENS

IOT breeds sea cucumbers, an endangered species. With a team of Malagasy scientists, the company has developed an exclusive growing technique and partners with neighboring fishermen who raise them to maturity, before re-selling them at a good price to IOT to be dried, packed and exported. IOT pursues a dual objective: preserve marine wildlife and improve living conditions of local fishermen. In six years, the company created 185 jobs, 76 of them on a permanent basis. 

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