In Salima District there are 40 fish breeding areas that we are helping communities protect and Kawanga is the one of largest – perfect for baby fish to breed and grow.
However, before the introduction of the Fish for Tomorrow project fishermen would cut back the reeds and use huge drag nets made up of hundreds of mosquito nets to catch all and any fish.
We are pleased though that since we started working with this community, the Beach Village Committees (BVC) – along with the support from the Traditional Authority – are making sure this doesn’t happen. They are protecting this breeding site not only for the fish but to restore biodiversity too.
So far they have confiscated over 20 mosquito drag nets and the BVC are regularly patrolling the breeding area to make sure no-one is fishing.