Small-scale fisheries for sustainable Blue Growth improving food security and livelihoods in Coastal Kenya and East Africa (KECOFISH).  

PROGRESS:
 

5 %

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Preparation and signature of MoU with main collaborators - Kwale and Lamu Counties Government,  Kenya Fisheries Service, Dept of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy and Tuna Fisheries Alliance of Kenya

  • Field activities with Kwale and Lamu Beach Management Units and launching of cold storage infrastructure in Gazi & Ngomeni (Kwale) and Amu (Lamu)

  • Identification of NGOs and government officials to form part of the Project Advisory Committee

DURATION:

October 2020 - October 2023

BUDGET:

900,000 euros

IMPLEMENTER:

WWF Kenya          

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EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  • New innovative solutions to remaining challenges will be co-created with communities in Shimoni-Vanga and Lamu, Kenya providing the evidence and prototypes to support regional scaling.

  • Community-led, low cost fisheries data collection system implemented and informning fisheries management in at least 10 Beach Management Units.

  • A total of 20 Village Savings & Loan Associations (VSLAs) (10 in Lamu and 10 in Shimoni-Vanga) are established and have increased financial literacy and inclusion, facilitating increased economic resilience in coastal communities.

  • Capacity building for at least two joint Collaborative Fisheries Management Areas (JCMAsà, consisting of 10 Beach Management Units covering 90,000 hectares.

  • New and innovative prototypes to address post-harvest losses and improved market access are co-developed with the communities in Lamu and Shimoni-Vanga seascapes.

  • Facilitate at least 4 cross learning visits through exchanges between co-management stakeholders and communities to facilitate further scaling with Kenya region.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Local successful SSF prototypes will be scaled to deliver organised and effective co-management in two important regions in coastal Kenya (Shimoni-Vanga and Lamu seascapes)

ABOUT US

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.

CONTACT US

+230 4026100

E€OFISH Programme team

Indian Ocean Commission
4th floor, Rue de l'Institut
Ebène, Mauritius

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