The Antsiranana Boy Scouts and Community Centred Conservation (C3), supported by Tusk Trust, recently performed a sketch about fishing regulations to raise awareness of marine conservation. Some fishermen use nets with small 'mosquito net' mesh and they even fish during the period of closure, often catching juveniles.
This sketch promotes the message that this fishing gear is not allowed because it prevents fish from reproducing and leads to massive reductions in fishery stocks.
In the sketch, the Madagascar National Parks (MNP) ranger approaches fishermen using the mosquito net and asks why he is using it, the fishermen reply that they wants to catch as much fish as possible! The MNP ranger explains the consequences of its use, they confiscate the net and take the fishermen to the MNP office to pay a fine.
When the fishermen arrive back at their village, they advise friends not to use this net and not practice fishing during closures. And so the whole community becomes aware and respects the fishing regulations.
Find out more about our exciting work in Nosy Hara Marine Park: http://c-3.org.uk/community-incentives-for-marine-conservation-in-madagascar/