25 000 mangrove propagules planted in a 10 hectare cleared site
This was the first step towards the realization of this management plan for fishing in the Ambaro Bays of Tsimipaika, Ampasindava and the Nosy Be Archipelago (BATAN), which has been in place since February 2018 in order to properly manage fishing resources and to preserve of mangroves and coral reefs.
"We can say that fishermen are the first beneficiaries of this reforestation because mangroves are ecological homes of seafood products such as crabs and shrimp, which are our sources of income. The more mangroves there are, the more we will gradually return our fishing resources that have decreased considerably in recent years", says the president of the federation of fishermen, Felix Randrianasolo.
The fishing management plan in BATAN, which is Madagascar's third fishing management plan, was formalized and launched in the Diana region on April 19th and 20th. It brings hope for the community in increasing income and improving their living conditions. And this is just the beginning; the best is yet to come!