Fish for Tomorrow — Community sustainable fisheries management, Nkhotakota District, Malawi
Host Country Institutions:
Nkhotakota District Fisheries Office
A community-led conservation initiative protecting endangered, vulnerable and economically important fish species in Lake Malawi, preserving biodiversity and sustaining livelihoods and food security in Nkhotakota District.
The project teaches local communities about natural resource management, family and financial planning and how to reduce the environmental impact of harmful fishing practices. Community members are empowered to work in partnership with government fisheries staff to conserve fish through local bylaws. Women are active participants, reflecting their key role in the value chain.
Fishing communities, supported by Fisheries Department in Nkhotakota District are empowered and take ownership of managing sustainable fishing methods, reducing illegal practices and protecting breeding/nursery sanctuaries for Chambo and Usipa.