We are helping local fishers conserve, protect and sustainably utilize their natural resources through formation of local structures, environmental awareness, research, provision of supplemental livelihood and institutionalization of management options.
The challenges that the local communities are facing in Talim Bay is the unclear property rights over common pool resources. This means that fishery and environmental laws are not being implemented and there is general neglect of natural resources within the bay. As a result, there is overfishing using illegal methods and severely degraded resource base resulting further to the lowering of the volume of fish catch.
The Talim Bay Coastal Resource Management Project aims to provide an appropriate resource management option within the municipal waters. It will entail the following components: research, community organizing, supplemental livelihood, environmental education, and legal and institutional arrangements.
Establish an appropriate resource management mechanism within Talim Bay emphasizing the protection, conservation and sustainable utilization of the coastal ecosystem. Ensure the active participation of major resource users in the mentioned activities including the enforcement of relevant legal instruments.