To enhance social, economic and environmentally sustainable management of small-scale fisheries in Zambia.


  • Situational analysis

    scoping and mapping exercise in process

  • Baseline study to be carried out by MEG Associates (Management, Environment and Governance Consultants)
  • All 70 Community Fisheries Committees for each of the 7 districts have been set up.
  • 40 ou of 140 identified Fisheries Community Leaders have been trained in Leadership Building so that they cascade to other members of the village committees.


  • Enhanced livelihoods and food security of vulnerable small-scale fishing communities through sustainably managed small-scale fisheries.

  • Women and youth small-scale fishers have strengthened capacities in value addition of fish and access to markets resulting in their increased contribution to sustainable growth, including to SDGs.
  • Small-scale fishers, especially women and youth, are better able to advocate for adoption and implementation of national and regional policy and legal frameworks that favour sustainable management of fisheries resources, including security of tenure.


  • Establish and strengthen women and youth fishers’ platforms

  • Leadership building of the fishers
  • Trainings on sustainable management of fisheries including restocking of fish through the department of fisheries
  • Research on preservation of fish
  • Trainings on integrated fishing and farming
  • Capacitating 84 government extension workers
  • Trainings on gender sensitive access to markets to 70 Community Level Fisheries Committees
  • 14 training of trainers on value addition to 420 peer community volunteers
  • Piloting gender responsive facilities
  • Capacitate small-scale fishers on security of tenure and FAO Voluntary guidelines on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
  • Capacity building for women and youth fishers on rights and control over water and fisheries resources
  • Advocacy for a harmonised fisheries policy
  • Engaging Cross border Traders on fisheries and advocate with private sector value chain actors