Securing definitive protection and co-management throughout the Barren Isles archipelago
Dr Al Harris
Vezo Miray Nosy Barren, Ministere des Ressources Halieutique et de la Pêche (via regional directorate)
This project will develop and operationalise co-management systems and local management capacity for the Barren Isles Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) while piloting rights-based fisheries management practices as part of a regional plan, securing the rights of representative fisher organisations to use and manage the area and its resources sustainably.
The Barren Isles LMMA secures legal rights for 4000 traditional fishers to manage their fishing resources sustainably, leading to a decrease in overexploitation of threatened marine biodiversity by industrial and itinerant fishing.