Promotion of sustainable small scale fisheries in Cahora-Bassa

and Mogoe Districts, Tete Province, Mozambique.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 10 Fishermen’s Clubs set up to enable them manage future processing and sales centers.
  • Negotiation with MozBeef and Bazaruto Fisheries to ensure technical support to processing and sales centres.
  • Capacity Building / Training of:
    • 400 members of Fishers Club in sustainable fishing practices and 300 in climate-resilient subsistence farming.
    • 200 members of Fishers Club in functional numeracy, literacy and basic business skills. 200 manuals produced for them.
    • 50 members of Community Fisheries Council in Community-based natural resources and environment conservation management.
  • Company hired for the construction of two fish processing & sale centres and installation 2 solar panels powered.
  • 2 drilling of drinking water bore-holes completed
  • Finished construction of 5 ecological latrines and 5 are still under construction and awareness campaign on hygiene ongoing.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  • Empowering the fishing communities and increase capacities on sustainable resources management.
  • Strengthen 6 existing Fishers’ Clubs and create 4 new ones.
  • Strengthen 2 existing Fishery Councils and create 2 new ones.
  • Creation of a Fishers’ Forum which will contribute to strengthen the economic and social sustainability of SSF communities.
  • Increase sales volumes and incomes of target fishers by providing processed products.
  • Connect the fishing communities to drinking water supply and sanitation.
  • Improve health and nutrition and increase safety of women.

 

ACTIVITIES:

  • Promoting stable co-management structures by providing training on natural resources management, negotiation and conflict resolution to Community Fishery Councils.
  • Provide training on sustainable fishing practices & climate-resilient livelihoods to approximately 500 fishers, out of which 30% are women.
  • Connect the fishermen to potential buyers and to microfinance institutions.
  • Establish processing and sales centres in 2 strategic locations equipped with post-harvest handling and conservation equipment powered by solar energy.
  • Train approximately 300 fishermen out of which 50% are women.
  • Construction of 10 boreholes equipped with solar pumps, water storage and eco-friendly traditional latrines.
  • Awareness raising campaigns about hygiene and prevention of drinking water.
  • Creation of water committees and training of youth in maintenance of water systems and fixing of solar pumps.