Robert and Nelson on a canoe at a fish breeding area in Malawi

Not a casual punting trip

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As part of their roles as Fish Conservation project co-ordinators, Robert and Nelson visit various fish breeding areas and work closely with the community.

The duo were visiting Kantchentche breeding area which historically has seen local people damage it as they would cut reeds to use for fencing or thatch shelters. Farmers would clear areas for rice farming and women and children used to clear grass and reeds to be able to catch the baby fish.

The good news is, since the Fish for Tomorrow project was introduced here, people’s perception have changed. The local Fish Conservation Committee have educated their community on the benefits of protecting the site.

Reeds and grass areas are no longer being cleared and anyone caught fishing is fined and their fishing nets confiscated.

The Fish Conservation Committee have noticed lots more baby fish and more bird life too.

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