A Community Outreach Project.
There are regular sightings of dolphins, whales, and migratory whale sharks in Langkawi throughout the year. There has also been some stranding of whales and carcasses of dolphins and even Whale sharks washed up on some of the island’s beaches.
Unsustainable fishing practices and illegal encroachment by trawlers into inshore fishing zones have resulted in a drastic decline in fish catch leading to a big drop in the income of the local fishermen. Fish for the Future will invite a corporation to adopt a particular fishing community in the hope to address its problems.
AIMS: This is a combined effort between the corporation and the community to address the problem by teaching the local community the better management of their fishing resources. This will include instructions and field trips and the building of a memorial artificial reef. The reef will be an aggregating device and will be a fishing reef for that community. It will be managed by the local community and they will adopt best practices to ensure that the catch is of the right size and age.
BENEFITS: Practice what they have learned in sustainable fisheries. Be directly involved in the tourism industry and increase the income of the community. Finally, the reef will provide a source of income for generations to come.
*this program can be modified to your company’s needs and requirements*.