Productive tasks: small-scale fishing (Mozambique)

Productive tasks: small-scale fishing (Mozambique)
2014. Small-scale fishing. Beira (Mozambique) © AEEH

Productive tasks: small-scale fishing (Mozambique)

Mozambique’s extended coastline shelters a varied marine biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for the country. 85% of fishing is by small-scale fishermen, who as a result of a fall in traditional biodiversity must fare ever further from the shore to make the catches they need to survive.

The government is giving priority to fishing as a factor for development and an efficient resource to reduce poverty. For example, it has signed an agreement with the EU on tuna fishing in the Indian Ocean, by which it receives financial compensation, much of which goes towards supporting Mozambique fishing policy. The states of southern Europe, including Spain, reap the greatest benefits from the agreement.