MARINE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES THEMATIC AREA OF INTERVENTION

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Our water bodies and fisheries resources put food on the table and underpin billions of shillings of economic activity across the country. They do all these freely. But not for long. Because they belong to everyone – and to no one – too many have taken too much. Centuries of overuse and neglect threaten to leave us with vast blue deserts. Pollution – from plastics to oil spills to agrochemicals – also harms nature and contaminates food chains.

Working to generate a new wave of support for sustainable waters. Building a wave of support for our oceans and terrestrial waters with fishing communities and responsibility bearers.

Highlighting the importance of healthy water bodies to end support for damaging activities and invest in creating healthy marine and terrestrial water bodies’ ecosystems.

Working with communities, County Government of Kwale, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service and the Fisheries Department, to implement co-management approaches in marine protected areas.

Enhancing the capacity of community members to influence change in natural resource management and governance in Kwale across sectors such as water, forests, marine, fisheries and oil and gas. Influencing policy through development and implementation of the County Plan