25 years of scientific research serving the malagasy oceans
In Madagascar, more than 500,000 people live from small-scale fishing along the coast. They use pirogues to fish between the shoreline and deep-sea waters. Small-scale fishing represents nearly 75% of the country's total fisheries activity. These "small fishers" are for the most members of coastal communities managing local marine areas. Fishing is their main means of livelihood.
The conservation of marine habitats, the management of fishery resources and the development of sustainable livelihood activities are the basis of a long-term local economy. As a reminder, WWF operates in Madagascar in three marine regions: Mahafaly in the south-west, Manambolo Tsiribihina in the Melaky-Menabe and northern Mozambique Channel in the northwest.