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Integrative approach to enhance the quality of live in fishing communities of the ‘Bons Sinais’ estuary (Mozambique)

Short Title 
BIOFISH-QoL
Coordination 
CCMAR
Coordinator 
Budget CCMAR 
208663.00k€
Total budget 
449279.00k€
Funding 
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
AKDN foundation (AGA KHAN development network)
Partners 
Marine, Environment & Technology Center
Centro de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIMA)
Centro de Estudos do ambiente e do Mar
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Pesqueiro
Escola Superior de Ciências Marinhas e Costeira
Date 
05/2018 to 11/2020

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Abordagem integrada para melhorar a qualidade de vida nas comunidades piscatórias do estuário dos "Bons Sinais" (Moçambique)

The Bons Sinais (BS) estuary sustains an important artisanal fishery (targeting fish and invertebrates) providing an important source of animal protein, employment, revenue etc. to many fishing villages. However, none of the exploited resources have effective management plans putting most species at risk of overexploitation and affecting the livelihood of fishing villages. This collaborative project aims to enhance the knowledge in biology, ecology and socio-economic aspects of fisheries in BS estuary: an integrative approach for improved fisheries management and live quality is development (quality of life assessment).  

The project incorporates the following main objectives: Environmental description of the area, inventory of fishery diversity, the study of key-species’ biology, population dynamics and recruitment of species with socio-economic interest, fishing pressure risk assessment (characterization of fishing gear and fishing effort), socioeconomic importance of the fishing activity, capacity building and definition of management strategies for regional subsistence/artisanal fisheries. 

 

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Francisco Leitão Senior Researcher
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Francisco Leitão, Alexandra Teodósio and João Encarnação went to Quelimane, Moçambique to participate in the kickoff of the project BioFISH.
Eudriano Costa will join CCMAR team as Junior Researcher on the project BIOFISH – QoL.