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Enhancing Coastal Community Livelihoods Through Sustainable Octopus Fishery Management

Description

Mauritius' traditional octopus fishing practices, while economically important, cause significant damage to coral reefs, threatening both biodiversity and the sustainability of the fishery itself. Eco Marine Consultants aims to address this with an innovative community-based management solution. EMCL will deploy eco-friendly artificial octopus dens, providing alternative habitats to reduce reef damage. This project will not only test den effectiveness but also include fisher training in den construction and monitoring, alongside a comprehensive community education campaign. The goals are clear: increase fisher livelihoods, promote responsible practices, protect fragile reef ecosystems, and ultimately contribute to a thriving Blue Economy in alignment with SDG 14.

 

 

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Enhancing Coastal Community Livelihoods Through Sustainable Octopus Fishery Management
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  • Innovator Eco Marine Consultants Ltd
  • OIC Financing
    39,927.00
  • Beneficiary Mauritius
  • Category
    Private Sector
  • Focal Point
    Bacha Gian Suraj
  • The lagoon of Bel Ombre where articial octopus dens will be deployed to mimic octopus natural habitats for a sustainable octopus fisheries management.
    The lagoon of Bel Ombre where articial octopus dens will be deployed to mimic octopus natural habitats for a sustainable octopus fisheries management.
  • Daily octopus catch during the octopus season in Mauritius.
    Daily octopus catch during the octopus season in Mauritius.
  • Mauritian fisher showing his catch of the day.
    Mauritian fisher showing his catch of the day.