Sustainable management of small-scale coastal fisheries
in Northern Madagascar

ActionAid          ADPP       C3 Madagascar        IGAD        MCCNT        NNF         SOS-Sahel        UNDP-Mauritius        WWF-Kenya


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  • Community meeting, discussions with Conservation National and Madagascar National Locally Managed Marine Area Network (MIHARI) for the implementation of LMMA in Bay of Rigny.

  • Signed MoU with Ministry of Education on environmental education through schools network.

  • Awaiting signed MoU from CI, WWF and MNP regarding fisheries monitoring scheduled at end of wet season.

  • On-going sensitization/education campaign in local schools on endangered megafauna, fisheries interactions and distribution of storybooks.

  • Communication and Visibility : School presentation on marine conservation and coastal reforestation by students at CEG - Weekly Facebook & Twitter updates, Recruitment of Junior Ecoguard in Ampasindava region, Host visit of EU Delegation on 22nd & 23rd February in Diego Office and Nosy Hara Marine  Park - Distribution of C3 printed T-shirts to the local community - Community outreach on World Wetlands Day

  • Training of field staffs on fisheries monitoring protocol at selected sites.


August 2020 - August 2023


539,278  euros


C3 Madagascar




  • High level of awareness of fishing rules and regulations
    Increased motivation for the active management of their respective LMMAs

  • Capacity building for fishermen's unions and women's associations

  • Establishment of management and monitoring plans
    Capacity building with 300 local fishermen trained in the management and control of marine protected areas (50% women)

  • Equality between the number of men and women in participation in the discourse and management of protected areas

  • Availability of active management regimes and related fisheries policy documents

  • Sharing of good practices resulting from the intervention and associated reports, at the national level to facilitate replication

  • Ensuring food safety

  • Elimination of threats from migrant fishermen which will strengthen community ownership and control of coastal resources

  • Offer of safety margin for the recovery of habitats and fish stocks by LMMAs in the event of natural disasters (cyclones, floods, etc.)


  • Monthly data collection at landing sites (12 months)
    Socio-economic surveys of households dependent on fishing

  • Training of 30 local investigators (fishermen) at the landing sites in each zone

  • Regular quality control and evaluation of data collected by the landing site teams

  • Development of community fisheries management structures

  • Identification of lessons learned when developing the community application program through stakeholder consultation

  • Development of a guidance note in collaboration with local fisheries management structures

  • Training of 30 junior eco-guards per site focused on fisheries management

  • Quarterly social marketing events at each site

  • Consultations with community and local management structures. Identification of key areas on which to focus fisheries management

  • Development of formal management plans approved by the community

  • Consensus reached on the most likely management measure to be successful

  • Implementation of measures

  • Continuous monitoring of implementation success and impacts on fish stocks and catches

  • Collaboration with the MIHARI network to promote information exchange meetings with other LMMAs