Sustainable management of small-scale coastal fisheries in Northern Madagascar


20 %


  • Project installation completed

  • Acquisition and delivery of vehicle in Antsiranana

  • Sensitization/education campaign  targeting 10 local schools.

  • Communication and Visibility (Facebook, Twitter, website, newsletter, T-shirts...) activities initiated

  • 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


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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