Tag: Fish Conservation


Jun
Fishing Communities Response to Covid-19
Ripple Africa’s Fish for Tomorrow project operates along 300km of Lake Malawi’s shoreline, with almost 2,500 empowered community volunteers now monitoring fishing practices, protecting breeding areas, ensuring that illegal fishing gear is removed from the lake and educating community members about fish conservation. The Darwin Initiative has helped fund...
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Mar
Women Ensuring there are Fish for Tomorrow
Women aren’t often seen on Lake Malawi in canoes or plank boats catching fish. Nevertheless, they play a vital role in the fishing industry as the main processors and sellers of fish. Some women are even boat owners and hire fishers to catch fish for them. For this reason,...
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Dec
Fishing Communities Working Together
The Chambo fish (Oreochromis sp) has long been one of the most popular fish caught and eaten in Malawi and is therefore very sought after. Unfortunately, the high population growth in Malawi has put the species under such pressure that three out of the four species of Chambo are...
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May
BBC News feature Fish Conservation Project
We’re excited to be featured on BBC News! This is a ‘BBC Africa One Minute Story’ featuring Force Ngwira, Country Director for RIPPLE Africa, talking about our efforts to stop the use of mosquito nets for fishing in Lake Malawi and how we’re empowering communities to take ownership of...
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