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Making Inland Fisheries More Sustainable in Namibia

Fish is one of the most traded food commodities in the world and half of this demand originates in developing countries. Contributing to food security and livelihoods, without sustainable practises being used we run the risk of depleting sources and damaging ecosystems. In Namibia, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources have recently announced a number of important regulations that will help make inland fisheries more sustainable. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Dr. Clinton Hay, who has been involved in this project along with the Namibia Nature Foundation from the start, to find out more about what this means.

Here are some of the areas covered in this episode of MYD Earth:

  • What the important new regulations are, that were passed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, for the management of our in-land fisheries.
  • Why there is a need for inland fisheries to be protected
  • What the unsustainable practices are in inland fisheries that will now be addressed
  • How this initiative has been supported by communities

Take a listen to the MYD Earth Show with Dr. Clinton Hay, here :