Effective marine resource co-management in the Pemba Channel Conservation Area
FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
Mwambao Coastal Community Network, Wildlife Conservation Society, DFD Department of Fisheries Development
This project will build the capacity of fishing communities and the Pemba Channel Conservation Area (PECCA) Management to implement measures that: improve reef ecosystem health; improve sustainability of key fisheries; reduce targeted hunting of vulnerable fish species; examine the threats to cetaceans, sharks and turtles; and improve local wellbeing.
Six communities and DFD-Pemba manage marine resources sustainably in key sites, stabilising reef health and function across 10,500ha of PECCA, leading to improved wellbeing for c.10,000 fisher men and women.