Over the last year our ZANSASP* team have been completing a baseline study with 52 communities in Zanzibar, shown on the map! The communities are based in two marine conservation areas of ecological and socioeconomic importance, supporting the livelihoods and subsistence of 132,685 people.
The baseline study is complete and capacity building has started with the 52 Shehia Fisher Committees (SFCs), made up of 600 people! SFCs are village-based bodies responsible for local decision-making for fishery management.
Capacity building aims to strengthen the collaboration between SFCs in the management of fishers, following FAO guidelines, and increase their knowledge in the development and enforcement of sustainable management.
ZANSASP is an EU initiative and the project will continue for another 6 months.
*ZANSASP: Zanzibar Non-State Actors Support Programme