WCS and the National Fisheries Administration (ADNAP, IP), Nampula Delegation, under the Future Blue Project, held a meeting in Nacala with the aim of having the Community Fisheries Councils (CCPs) more involved in their own revitalization processes, as well as in the creation of Community-Managed Fishing Areas (APGCs). It also aimed to provide an opportunity for cooperation partners and government institutions to coordinate actions to increase their impact on coastal communities.
The meeting was attended by 21 people representing government entities at the district level (SDAEs), Community Fisheries Councils (CCPs) and partners of Civil Society Organizations.
The main objective of this activity was to create greater familiarity with the legal procedures for the establishment and management of APGCs, defined by the Ministerial Diploma that deals with the procedures of the process of designing and managing Community-managed Fishing areas. It also intended to inform stakeholders so that these have a general understanding of how local initiatives align with this legal instrument. Finally, it intended to agree on the proposal to create new CCPs in the Future Blue project area and that a coordination mechanism is agreed between the existing CCPs (current and those to be created), the APGCs and all actors involved.
This activity took place under the auspices of the Blue Future Project, which is coordinated by WCS in Nampula Province (more specifically in the coastal area of the districts of Memba and Mossuril), and financed by the Blue Action Fund (BAF), Oceans 5, MACP and Bloomberg among other matching donors.