Today is World Fisheries Day and fishermen in Salima District in Malawi are keen to adopt our Fish for Tomorrow project.
Fishermen from Salima had heard that their fellow fishermen in Nkhata Bay and Nkhotakota Districts were experiencing better catches and wanted to hear more about the project. At the Awareness Day, our Fish Conservation team received one of the the biggest turnouts. This is testament to how it is successfully working in the two other Districts.
So what is Fish for Tomorrow? The Fish for Tomorrow project is reversing the decline in fish stocks in Lake Malawi. Overfishing in Malawi is a huge problem and one of the biggest challenges is the use of mosquito nets as fishing nets. These nets catch fish of all sizes, the problem being baby fish, drastically reducing the fish population.
We empower communities to own both the problem and the solution, and now fishermen in Salima are keen to adopt the same fishing practices and bylaws so that they too can start catching bigger fish and earn more money.