West African fisheries reporting grant

| June 26, 2017

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Fish are an important source of food and income in many coastal communities, particularly in West Africa. But local fishing companies often have challenges due to competition from large industrial trawlers or from illegal fishing, which both reduce fish stocks. To learn more about challenges in the fishing industry, check out this Resource from Barza Wire.

For West African journalists interested in reporting on the fishing industry, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is offering grants.

Stories and applications may be submitted in English or French. Special consideration will be given to projects investigating:

  • – the impact of overfishing and illegal fishing on coastal communities;
  • – the use of destructive fishing practices;
  • – community-led fisheries management initiatives;
  • – sustainable fisheries that promote food security; and
  • – the challenges of managing shared fishing zones.

Successful applicants will receive up to $500 US.

The deadline for applications is July 6.

For more information, go to: http://www.earthjournalism.net/opportunities/west-african-fisheries-reporting-grants-bourses-pour-les-journalistes-disponibles-pour-des-reportages-relatif-a-la-peche-en-lafrique-de-louest