Dahari, Mohéli National Park, The National and Regional Fisheries Directorate
Marine, Marine coastal, Island biodiversity
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation, Climate change
Ecosystem conservation, Ecosystem approach, Goods services, Sustainable use, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods, Community management
Research training, Training, Participatory, Protected areas, Nbsap
This project aims to improve the livelihoods of 1,500 small-scale fishers in the Comoros whilst reducing pressure on fisheries and enabling effective management of 350 hectares of coral reefs, conserving marine biodiversity. A replicable, locally-led marine management model developed with ten communities on the island of Anjouan will incentivise adaptive fisheries management. Additional activities will add value to catches and increase agricultural production, diversifying and improving livelihoods. Best practices will be shared with government and partners, supporting replication nationwide.