Promoting community-based management for secure fisheries, biodiversity and livelihoods
Ms Lisa Bass
SEED Madagascar, Blue Ventures, University College London - Department of Geography
Host Country Institutions:
MIHARI, Directorate of Marine Resources and Fisheries (DRRHP), l’Unité Recherche Langoustière (URL), Madapeché, Le Martin Pecheur, L'Arrivage, University of Tulear (UoT)
The project will assist the recovery of an overexploited, economically crucial lobster fishery, safeguarding biodiversity while promoting economic development. Economic incentives will catalyse engagement with fishery management, establishing conditions for permanent reserves and broader coastal conservation.
A proven, adaptive, community-based model will be refined and extended to two further communities. Outreach activities and collaboration with government and private sector stakeholders will foster replication and improve environmental governance across the regional fishery, securing ecological and economic impacts beyond the project lifespan.
Strengthened local and regional capacity to implement adaptive, sustainable fishery management, economically empowering 850 fishers, contributing to poverty alleviation amongst 4,250 and protecting 480km(sq) of marine biodiversity in southeast Madagascar.