Fish conservation committee out on patrol in their boat in Malawi

On patrol

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Kawanga Beach Village Committee members are working tirelessly to protect their breeding area – one of the largest in Salima District. They carry out regular patrols to make sure that no-one is fishing in the breeding area, even at night, and have confiscated many mosquito nets which were being used to catch baby fish.

They remove plants that are harmful to fish such as water hyacinth and also make sure that grasses aren’t cut so that fish have somewhere to hide when they breed.

They are really proud of the work that they are doing and see their breeding area as the focal point for increasing the number of fish in the lake.

Already they are starting to see fish that they have never found here before – a sign that their hard work is really paying off!

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