Commemorating World Fish Migration Day with pupils of Mambilima Special Secondary School
The Mambilima Rapids area of the Luapula River in northern Zambia is the site of an important annual spawning migration for various fish species, including golden catfish and tigerfish. The local communities of the area have depended on these fish resources for generations. Unfortunately the area is also known for a high level of waterborne illnesses and historically for exceptionally high blindness rates linked to vitamin deficiencies and smallpox, and the fishing livelihood is threatened by planned hydro-electric developments. The pupils of Mambilima Special Secondary School for children with disabilities will be commemorating World Fish Migration Day through music and drama, to draw attention to the importance of river health, along the theme of ‘CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE’. A number of organisers including the Fish for Food Security in Zambia Project, Department of Fisheries- Zambia, Care for Nature Zambia, Swampy Tales (radio media) and Hankuzi Explorations are working with the school leadership to hold the event. The event is supported by GIZ (German Cooperation) as part of the United Nations International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022).
Online Event - No
Country - Zambia
Name of contact person - Carl Huchzermeyer