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Sunday 16th July 2017

Sunday 16th July 2017

Remembering the oceans - but not forgetting the people

Did you know that around 44% of the world’s population live within 150km of the coast and three out of every seven people depend on seafood as their main source of protein.

So, marine conservation can not be just about conserving our oceans - it has to be about safeguarding the resources of people who rely on the sea and live in coastal communities. This is no news to us at SEED- and our work with the Fishing community of Ste Luce and their lobster fishery is proof that working together really does work. Already fishermen have seen a rise of 30% in the price they can sell their lobsters - making a huge impact on the ability of the family to buy food, medicine and send their kids to school.

So, mindful of the impact of conservation efforts on the 50 million small scale fisheries throughout the world, we are going to be stepping up our efforts to fund a 3 year partnership in Ste Luce, Itapera and Elondrato providing support to communities in managing their fisheries in to the future.

If you want to be a part of helping to fund this work, do consider making a donation at this madagascar.charitycheckout.co.uk