Sustainable Fisheries Management

Sustainable Fisheries Management for Improved Livelihoods of the Coastal Fishing Community in Tyre, South Lebanon

Fisheries management Photo: Ziad Samaha

The “Sustainable Fisheries Management for Improved Livelihoods of the Coastal Fishing Community in Tyre, South Lebanon” project was implemented by IUCN and ADR (Association for the Development of Rural capacities) and funded by DROSOS. The project aims at improving livelihoods security and empowerment, as well as sustainable marine ecosystem management. A result of the empowerment of stakeholders on marine management planning has been the creation of the “Tyre Caza Platform for Fisheries Legislation Application”. This platform is constituted by concerned ministries, security forces, municipalities, union of municipalities, fishermen cooperatives and syndicates, NGOs and the TCNR. Its vision is to promote sustainable marine ecosystems while fostering economic prosperity across fisheries and the maritime sector. Its main goal is to reduce the use of destructive fishing techniques and landing of protected species, through collaborations and coordination, in order to achieve long-term sustainable fisheries management.

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