WCS Congo

B.P. 14537 Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Region Active:

Africa

Non-profit

Activity

Marine conservation, Sustainable seafood

Description

The Congo Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) contributes significantly to food security and poverty alleviation in fisheries-dependent coastal communities, but, like fishing grounds the world over, this zone is also highly vulnerable to Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) exploitation. To tackle this issue WCS Congo, together with the Congolese Government and other partners, has initiated a broad marine conservation program aimed at strengthening and increasing Marine Protected Areas (MPA) such as at Loanga Bay, as well as ensuring the sustainable management of marine resources.