Enhance awareness and engagement with the local fishing communities

Published: 22 April 2021
Last edited: 22 April 2021

The illegal fishing practice, such as illegal fish trawling at the shallow area local communities fishing grounds, impacts the sustainability of marine resources and the livelihood of local fishing communities. Implementing awareness programmes to the fishing communities and engaging them to be eyes and ears in reporting on the potential illegal fishing or activities in the sea. 


Alliance and partnership development
Co-management building
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Enforcement and prosecution
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • The concern of fishing communities in the reduction of their catches from the illegal fish trawling in their common fishing grounds 
  • Illegal fishing impact the fishing communities livelihood.

Lessons learned

  • The engagement with fishing communities widens the enforcement capacity in a more extensive area.
  • The collaboration between Reef Guardian (Private sector) and fishing communities (stakeholders) safeguard marine habitats and reduce threats for the long-term sustainability of resources.