Sustainable management of small-scale coastal fisheries
in Northern Madagascar
Community meeting, discussions with Conservation National and Madagascar National Locally Managed Marine Area Network (MIHARI) for the implementation of LMMA in Bay of Rigny.
Signed MoU with Ministry of Education on environmental education through schools network.
Awaiting signed MoU from CI, WWF and MNP regarding fisheries monitoring scheduled at end of wet season.
On-going sensitization/education campaign in local schools on endangered megafauna, fisheries interactions and distribution of storybooks.
Communication and Visibility : School presentation on marine conservation and coastal reforestation by students at CEG – Weekly Facebook & Twitter updates, Recruitment of Junior Ecoguard in Ampasindava region, Host visit of EU Delegation on 22nd & 23rd February in Diego Office and Nosy Hara Marine Park – Distribution of C3 printed T-shirts to the local community – Community outreach on World Wetlands Day
Training of field staffs on fisheries monitoring protocol at selected sites.
August 2020 – August 2023
High level of awareness of fishing rules and regulations
Increased motivation for the active management of their respective LMMAs
Capacity building for fishermen’s unions and women’s associations
Establishment of management and monitoring plans
Capacity building with 300 local fishermen trained in the management and control of marine protected areas (50% women)
Equality between the number of men and women in participation in the discourse and management of protected areas
Availability of active management regimes and related fisheries policy documents
Sharing of good practices resulting from the intervention and associated reports, at the national level to facilitate replication
Ensuring food safety
Elimination of threats from migrant fishermen which will strengthen community ownership and control of coastal resources
Offer of safety margin for the recovery of habitats and fish stocks by LMMAs in the event of natural disasters (cyclones, floods, etc.)
Monthly data collection at landing sites (12 months)
Socio-economic surveys of households dependent on fishing
Training of 30 local investigators (fishermen) at the landing sites in each zone
Regular quality control and evaluation of data collected by the landing site teams
Development of community fisheries management structures
Identification of lessons learned when developing the community application program through stakeholder consultation
Development of a guidance note in collaboration with local fisheries management structures
Training of 30 junior eco-guards per site focused on fisheries management
Quarterly social marketing events at each site
Consultations with community and local management structures. Identification of key areas on which to focus fisheries management
Development of formal management plans approved by the community
Consensus reached on the most likely management measure to be successful
Implementation of measures
Continuous monitoring of implementation success and impacts on fish stocks and catches
Collaboration with the MIHARI network to promote information exchange meetings with other LMMAs