The Twin Trawling Fishing Project, advocacy campaign
The Twin Trawling Fishing Project is an advocacy campaign aimed at raising awareness and initiating government change on current illegal fishing practices and unethical fishing laws. The project also includes economic stabilization initiatives for fishing communities.
Fishing is a fundamental tradition of social and economic life in coastal communities. For centuries, villages like Cape Debuncha, have depended on this resource for both food and trade. Fish is a staple of the Cameroon diet.
Chinese twin trawling boats now fish the coast of Cameroon depleting resources and competing against local fisherman. China’s advanced technologies and equipment and increased manpower, put Cameroonian coastal fisherman at a great disadvantage.The Twin Trawling Fishing Project has been developed through collaboration with the Ministry of Fisherman and Livestock, traditional authorities and local fisherman to educate coastal communities in sustainable fishing practices while finding alternative food sources.
AADA was very happy to here that the Twin Trawling activities were stopped by the Cameroonian Government in the month of December 2009. This is a very big success for the government and the local communities as they aren’t constrained anymore by the Chinese industry.