Post oil-spill emergency plan: Bringing the affected fishermen and sea users community back to life. - CrowdFunding

Post oil-spill emergency plan: Bringing the affected fishermen and sea users community back to life.

By : Environmental Protection and Conservation Organisation (EPCO)
Created on: 24 Aug, 2020
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Description

Environmental Protection and Conservation Organisation (EPCO) is raising fund for the vulnerable communities living in the 13 coastal villages affected not only by covid-19 but also with the recent oil-spill where approximately 1000 tonnes of heavy oil were spilled to cover 27 km2 of sea surface area. Mauritius was in a state of emergency and these zones has been declared restricted area.

The coastal inhabitants mainly the fishermen community and sea users need immediate and longer term assistance. The livelihood of these communities is directly dependant on tourism and sea resources, mainly fishing. Therefore, both sectors have been greatly affected by covid-19 and the recent oil-spill disaster. Without a single tourist in the country for the last 5 months, these vulnerable communities were solely depending on fishing and other lagoon resources. With the recent oil spill that started on 7 August 2020, these fishermen and sea users fear that they may never get their life back and face an austere future. Many of them have been fishing for the last 50 years and have learn fishing from their previous generation. This ecological disaster has not only pushed these fishermen communities jobless without income but have also lost all their fishing investments such as fishing basket that has been left at sea where access to them has been restricted by the authorities.

EPCO is making an appeal for your support to bring back these vulnerable communities to life. EPCO has a long experience working with these coastal communities and has worked on previous projects such as octopus farming, enhancement of wetlands, mangrove plantation, lagoon cleaning and mud crab farming. The fund collected will be used to provide alternative source of income though capacity building, training and demonstration project such as backyard farming, poultry, animal rearing, handicraft manufacturing, etc. The funds will also be used to set up a Start-up Seed Funding Scheme to support them financially to start up a new income generating activity. The fishermen communities with their families will be trained to carry out other income generating activities where simple skills are required.

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  1. NK
    Profondément désolée de savoir qu'un navire japonais a causé ce dégat. J'espère que les mauriciens pourront retrouver leur vie auprès de la belle mer le plus tôt possible.

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  2. KI
    Wish to recover your nature.

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  3. YM
    I am very hurt by this accident.
    I hope that it will help your pain as much as possible.

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  4. KI
    I hope the beautiful sea is back ,

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  5. A
    I hope you can get back to your normal lives as soon as possible.

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  6. A
    I am truly sorry that Japanese companies caused a disastrous damage to your country, and also that this is the few things I can do. I wish the damage be minimized.

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  7. YM
    As a Japanese I really feel a shame to cause you such a environmental pollution.

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  8. YN
    Remembering the beautiful sea, nature and people... A long-term support such as yours will be truly critical in bringing back nature and helping people re-emerge stronger than ever.

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  9. A
    I am deeply grieved in regards to the oil spill off the Mauritius coast. I sincerely hope the recovery from it.

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  10. A
    That's a great initiative. I wish you and your team all the best. I fully support EPCO for this long term project.

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