Strengthening Community Fisheries in Kavango-Zambezi Conservation Area

PROGRESS:
 

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DURATION:

November 2020 - November 2023

BUDGET:

1,000,000 euros

IMPLEMENTER:

Namibia Nature Foundation               

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EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  • Enhanced Community Governance

  • Creation of a network of Community Fisheries Reserves

  • Increased awareness of local recreation and cultural aspects of fish in the KAZA region

  • Strengthening of research, monitoring and adaptive management of fisheries resources in the KAZA region.

  • Enhanced transboundary collaboration on the specific objectives

ACTIVITIES:

  • Process for the establishment of officially recognised community fisheries structures developed for all KAZA countries, based on Namibia’s example.

  • Process for the establishment of Fisheries Reserves elaborated for all KAZA countries, using those developed for Namibia as a basis.

  • Continued development and integration of the Toolbox for Establishing Fisheries Reserves

  • Development of knowledge materials appropriate to each KAZA Country.

  • Community level actions to develop committees, including consultations, participatory constitution development and management planning.

  • Technical and practical support to balanced joint venture partnerships with privatecompanies (e.g. lodges)

  • Development of knowledge materials appropriate to each KAZA Country.

  • Following the milestones for the establishment of community fisheries reserves, including demarcation, management planning and supporting the formal gazetting process.

  • Develop fisheries management plans for fisheries areas (network creation)

  • Increased awareness of local recreation and cultural aspects of fish in the KAZA region

  • Undertaking of Economic valuations and documentation of the social and cultural value of fish to the region.

  • Targeted support to regional (KAZA) community participation in the Zambezi Bream festival.

  • Development of specific concepts in the festival that strengthen the social and cultural value of fish to the people of KAZA.

  • Strengthening of research, monitoring and adaptive management of fisheries resources in the KAZA region.

  • Workshops and technical support to develop protocols for joint research and monitoring.

  • Provision of support to facilitate joint research and monitoring events.

  • Development of standardised community fisheries monitoring protocols and actions across KAZA.

  • Training and technical support for community fisheries monitoring actions

  • Based on research results derive recommendation for adaptive management

  • Practical and technical support for the analysis and iteration of results for communities.

  • Enhanced transboundary collaboration on the specific objectives

  • Under the guidance of the KAZA Secretariat, initiating and supporting the running of at least two meetings per year of the KAZA Fisheries Sub-working group.

  • Practical and logistical support (through IRDNC) for the integration of fisheries issues into existing community trans-boundary fora.

  • Meetings, workshops and training (both community-based and government level) to establish grounds for effective transboundary enforcement actions.

  • Practical and logistical support for joint fisheries enforcement and patrol actions on the Zambezi.

  • Practical and logistical support for joint research and monitoring actions

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
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Ebène, Mauritius

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