Ready for another fishing success story? Meet Alick, a 35 year old fisherman who for the past two years has changed the way he fishes because of his mother-in-law.
Alick explains, “I have been fishing for 22 years but in 2020 I bought a Bunt 12 fishing net as my mother-in-law was using this size net and catching bigger usipa fish and making more money. She was one of the fishing gear owners to trial this size meshed gear with Ripple Africa – and it’s proven that it works. The mesh size is larger which means the baby usipa fish can swim out, and with Bunt 12 it is easier when pulling the net back in and it travels faster in the water so my fishing crew don’t get so tired.”
Apart from running a fishing boat his wife takes the usipa fish to Blantyre and Lilongwe (the two largest cities in Malawi) where they can sell it for more money.
Together they are saving money and have built a property big enough for their family as well as renting out part of it to tenants.