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Communities Livelihoods Fisheries : Governance, Growth, and the Blue Economy in Mozambique (Portuguese)

Mozambique’s 2,700 km coastline teems with rich marine life, sheltering abundant, and diversified fisheries and supporting livelihoods for hundreds of remote coastal communities. Fisheries provide a major source of food and nutrition for the country’s population and the sector is a vital part of the rural job market. To support Mozambique’s blue economy and promote sustainable rural development, the World Bank is working to make the fishing sector more sustainable and profitable by aligning economic development with the sustainable management of marine resources. Capturing blue economy opportunities requires an integrated, cross-sectoral approach. Collaborating across areas such as fisheries, tourism, rural development, renewable energy, and maritime transportation, the Bank’s fisheries projects are working within the existing integrated landscape management portfolio to fulfill two key goals: strengthen fisheries and coastal governance, and increase economic benefits from the blue economy.


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    Communities Livelihoods Fisheries : Governance, Growth, and the Blue Economy in Mozambique

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    Blue Economy; Fisheries; Rotating Savings and Credit; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise; fish stock; coastal and marine ecosystems; economic opportunities for woman; data collection and analysis; impact of climate change; natural resource management strategy; fishing community; marine resource; fishing sector; knowledge exchange; spatial planning; Extractive Industry; artisanal fishers; fishery sector; fish market; effective fishery management; rural economic development; fish processing factories; standard of living; lack of infrastructure; case of emergency; access to investment; coastal zone planning; social marketing campaign; inland water resource; private sector engagement; renewable natural resource; Disaster Risk Reduction; regional fishery management; lives of women; balance of power; source of food; coastal environment; sustainable fishery; remote community; Digital Solutions; fresh fish; cooling facilities; community group; fish product; natural disaster; local economy; alternative livelihood; ecosystem service; shallow water; clean water; common good; regional economy; poverty alleviation; sustainable use; data bases; annual catch; coastal resource; community governance; sustainable management; fishing industry



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Communities Livelihoods Fisheries : Governance, Growth, and the Blue Economy in Mozambique (Portuguese). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.