Gomani are the newest addition to our network of communities managing octopus fisheries on Tumbatu Island, Zanzibar. They are the sixth community in our project that has been running with the support of our partners Blue Ventures since 2016.
Neighbouring communities’ fish the same sites, sharing resources. Community outreach with neighbours is a crucial part of every community management initiative. We’ve been busy holding meetings with 21 of Gomani’s neighbours (check out the map below). Excitingly working with Gomani lead to a positive meeting with immediate neighbours Jongowe, with whom there have been historic tensions. We have high hopes that Gomani and Jongowe will now respect and support the others fisheries closures.
Gomani’s first closure will take place within the next couple of months, watch this space…
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