The team loved receiving this photo last week from Force, our Country Director.
Here was his message: “On my way back from Salima where I conducted a fish conservation bylaws meeting I stopped at Nkhotakota for lunch. Modester and her sister are fish sellers and brought over very big Chambo fish to sell me. The two sisters said the size of Chambo they were selling was last seen 20 years ago. The two sisters didn’t know I worked for Ripple Africa but continued to tell me that the big fish are the result of the Fish Conservation project implemented by us – this made me very happy.”
It isn’t only fishermen that benefit from catching bigger fish but fish sellers too. Women make up most of the sellers so the bigger the fish they can buy from the fishermen means the more money they can make as they sell for a higher price. This is another reason why women are represented on our Fish Conservation Committees.
Take a look at our project here.