In Asia, sea cucumbers are considered a delicacy. A kilo of them dried goes for one thousand US dollars on the world market. People in the village of Tampolove in Madagascar are betting on this new source of income.
A piece of Britain lies between Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. To date the Chagos Islands are still under British control and their inhabitants live in exile. But the UK has missed a deadline to return them.
Overfishing on Africa's Lake Victoria has left many local fishermen struggling to survive. Two Kenyan siblings want to revive the industry with an environmentally friendly fish farm and solar energy.
Greenhouses are not the only place that cucumbers grow. The waters around Madagascar have proved fertile ground for the ocean variety.
Mako sharks have practically disappeared from the Mediterranean, and their numbers have plunged in other seas, too. Japan and China opposed a global initiative to save them from extinction but most countries endorsed it.
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