Where We Work
BMUs & CBOs We Work With
A Beach Management Unit (BMU) is a legally recognized community organization that brings together all community members who traditionally depend on fisheries activities for their livelihoods. A CBO is a Community Based Organisation. The BMUs co-manage the fisheries resources within their area of jurisdiction with the government and other stakeholders.
COMRED works with 15 BMUs in Kwale and Kilifi counties towards sustainable fisheries management. This is done through initiatives such as: training and mentorship on leadership and governance, fisheries data monitoring and management, establishment and support of locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) and the eco-credit scheme.
"Fisheries data belongs to the community. It is through data that BMUs can come up with fisheries management measures to address issues such as illegal & destructive fishing and come up with co-management plans such as setting up octopus closures."
Our annual newsletter highlights our program impacts and updates on livelihood and conservation activities and milestones.