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Empowering local communities to manage small-scale fisheries

Empowering local communities to manage small-scale fisheries

This solution addresses Overexploitation of marine resources; Lacking sense of ownership & legal recognition in Antongil Bay, northeast Madagascar for 100,000 people from 26 Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) in Antongil Bay.


Location

Antongil Bay, northeast Madagascar

Challenges

Overexploitation of marine resources; Lacking sense of ownership & legal recognition

Challenge Description

100,000 predominantly poor, rural people, rely on the rich waters of Antongil Bay to sustain their livelihoods. Overexploitation due to increasing human population, destructive fishing practices, and lack of compliance with fishing gear restrictions are driving degradation of coastal habitat and fisheries, plus loss of coral reefs and declines in fish and invertebrates.

Beneficiaries

100,000 people from 26 Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) in Antongil Bay.


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