Sustainable Fishing

The local subsistence fishermen within the Lamu archipelago depend on fish for food and livelihood. As the coral reef and sea grass fish breeding grounds decline, livelihoods will suffer along with the marine diversity.

Working with local fishermen, traders and consumers the Lamu Conservation Trust is striving for long-term sustainability where seafood is harvested in a way that sustains and protects the marine environment, the species within it, and the people who depend on them.

By reducing by-catch, illegal and unregulated fishing, increasing community awareness of sustainable resource management and addressing the key issues of overfishing we will work towards a healthier marine ecosystem.