Promotion of sustainable small-scale fisheries in Cahora-Bassa and Mogoe Districts, Tete Province, Mozambique.


15 %


  • Setting up of Fishermen’s Club to enhance collective negotiation capabilities and access to financial resources.

  • Capacity Building / Training:

  1. 150 fishermen trained in sustainable fishing practices and climate-resilient subsistance farming.

  2. 50 members of Community Fisheries Council trained in Community-based natural resources and environment conservation management

  • Tender documents for the construction of fish processing and sale centres launched

  • Drilling of drinking water bore-holes (2 completed).

  • Construction of ecological latrines and awareness campaign on hygiene started.


August 2020 - August 2023


932,236.48 euros


ADPP Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo Para Povo




  • Empowering the fishing communities and increase capacities on sustainable resources management.

  • Strengthen 6 existing Fishers’ Clubs and create 4 new ones.

  • Strengthen 2 existing Fishery Councils and create 2 new ones.

  • Creation of a Fishers’ Forum which will contribute to strengthen the economic and social sustainability of SSF communities.

  • Increase sales volumes and incomes of target fishers by providing processed products.

  • Connect the fishing communities to drinking water supply and sanitation.

  • Improve health and nutrition and increase safety of women.


  • Promoting stable co-management structures by providing training on natural resources management, negotiation and conflict resolution to Community Fishery Councils.

  • Provide training on sustainable fishing practices & climate-resilient livelihoods to approximately 500 fishers, out of which 30% are women.

  • Connect the fishermen to potential buyers and to microfinance institutions.

  • Establish processing and sales centres in 2 strategic locations equipped with post-harvest handling and conservation equipment powered by solar energy.

  • Train approximately 300 fishermen out of which 50% are women.

  • Construction of 10 boreholes equipped with solar pumps, water storage and eco-friendly traditional latrines.

  • Awareness raising campaigns about hygiene and prevention of drinking water.

  • Creation of water committees and training of youth in maintenance of water systems and fixing of solar pumps.


The inland and marine coastal fisheries resources of the EA-SA-IO region represent a natural wealth of about € 50 billion. E€OFISH strives to ensure the sustainable management of these assets by putting in place policies to handle them effectively,  by protecting them and by promoting good fishing practices.


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