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Tanzania : Fishery Projects ready to profit Coastal Communities.

More than 470 fishery projects of amount around 6.7bn/- have been executed between 2005/2006 and 2012/2013 by Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Project (MACEMP), the House heard.

Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mwigulu Nchemba said MPs here that projects were rolled out in 16 councils in Tanzania Mainland and in 10 councils in Zanzibar.

He said statistics available show that around 8,078 people both in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar profited from the programme.

The minister was replying to Kangi Lugola (Mwibara CCM) who need to know how MACEMP was profitable to Tanzanians living along the Coast.

He also to know the government's scheme to unveil alike projects in Mwibara, Mara province and different parts along Lake Victoria.

The minister observed that the 6-year programme was launched largely to guarantee effective management of coastal resources and battle against illicit fishing in the Indian Ocean waters.

He said, "The programme pushed for effective coastal resources management in order to have enhanced revenue collection, reduce threats to the environment and improve livelihoods for participating coastal communities living in the coastal districts."

The programme was financed by World Bank and the Global Environment Facility.

He observed that execution of MACEMP had positive effect on the fishing sector as there is a huge number of communities besides the coast that has majorly upgraded their activities.

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Date:Feb 2, 2016
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