FROM Octopus closures to sustainable marine resource management planning; promoting equitable governance of tenure (including women and youth) in small-scale fishing communities in Zanzibar and in Tanzanian Coast through extending successful pilot initiatives.

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

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ACHIEVEMENTS:

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  • Scoping study to select 5 BMUs in Pangani Districts and 7 SFCs in Zanzibar (Pemba and Unguja) using defined selection criteria completed

  • Field officers appointed and trained

  • Equipment purchased

  • Socioeconomic baseline and EOP in each community completed

DURATION:

July 2020 - July 2024

BUDGET:

599,985.00  euros

IMPLEMENTER:

Mwambao Coastal Community Network Tanzania

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EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  • OUTPUT 1: Sufficient knowledge and incentives given to enable 4 BMUs (Tanzania mainland) and 7 SFCs (Zanzibar) including membership of 30% women, to engage equitably in collaborative and sustainable marine resource management

  • OUTPUT 2: Local marine resource management plans implemented for 4 BMUs (Tz mainland) and 8 SFCs (Zanzibar) (including fisheries closures where relevant), and condition of marine resources improved

  • OUTPUT 3: Knowledge and perception of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fishers (VG-SSF) is improved amongst policymakers and small-scale fisheries stakeholders in North Tanzania

ACTIVITIES:

  • Scoping survey;

  • Capacity assessment and capacity building trainings of local fisheries institutions and District authorities;

  • Establishment of local marine resource management plans including reef closures (octopus and other species);

  • Artificial reef construction and deployment (reef balls);

  • Introduction of community conservation compliance linked loans (MKUBA);

  • Participatory market development workshops; policy and regulations review;

  • Participatory resource monitoring/analysis at community level