Support to the artisanal fishing community for the sustainable management of coastal fisheries and to improve their economic situation.
Project Manager, Project Assistant, Communications Officer and Gender M&E Officer on board.
Initiated location scouting for the production of a promotional video, including the shooting of lagoons and fishers in Rodrigues, and shooting of FADs in Mauritius
Draft Work Plan for Gender Analysis to be executed from March to May 2021.
Negotiating with Ministry of Fisheries for a convenient office space for the PMU. Proposed one at Albion Fisheries Research Centre was inadequate.
Coordination with co-applicant Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping was held on 22nd January 2021.
August 2020 – August 2023
Artisanal fishers use best fishing practices for sustainable management of marine resources
Artisanal fishers operate environmentally friendly post-harvest fish processing plant
More artisanal fishers apply EU-norms for fish processing
Sensitisation and dissemination of information to artisanal fishers (including young people and women) on best fishing practices
Construction and installation of modern FADs with satellite buoys and biomass sensors for improved fishing efficiency
Purchase of Satellite Buoy Tracking/Biomass Software and development of an App to be used by artisanal fishers to locate the FADS as well as to better plan their fishing trips
Training of artisanal fishers, especially young people, in use of FADS in (i) localisation of FADs using GPS signals (ii) reading biomass information transmitted to mobile phones (iii) long-lining around FADs
Building works to improve essential facilities in existing fish landing stations (e.g. WCs and continuous supply of running water)
Engineering assessment of the retrofitting of rainwater harvesting systems to selected fish landing stations
Engineering study to assess feasibility of using solar powered ice-making machines vs solar ice-machines
Assessing the suitability for existing fish landing stations of the installation of PV panels
Installation of rainwater harvesting systems along with appropriate purification plants
Installation of solar-powered/solar ice-making machines and installation of small solar PV panels for lighting
Training of artisanal fishers in the use and maintenance of the installed facilities
Design and construction of cold room using solar absorption chiller technology + a room for accommodating an industrial ice machine
Training of fishers especially women and young people in fish hygiene, fish processing and marketing
Sensitisation and awareness raising on reducing post-harvest waste