Misi sits on his canoe and shows the fisheries worker his fish catch from Lake Malawi

Fishing for Misi

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Misi is a fisherman in Salima District. Over the years he has seen the fish stocks decline, mainly due to other fishing crews coming in and using illegal fishing nets.

Perched on the side of his canoe while showing the Fisheries Extension Worker his latest catch, Misi explained.

“I catch catfish using longlines with fishing hooks but I nearly stopped fishing because other fishermen were using illegal dragnets made from hundreds of mosquito nets.

“When they pulled the nets in, they would take my longlines with it making it impossible to fish. With the project, these illegal fishing nets are not allowed so I can fish without interruption.”

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