Fish Reef Project is proud to include Somalia in its latest efforts to build the Great African Food Reef. We are working with local NGO partners to deploy the first 2000 reef units in Somalia. The cobalt blue waters off the Somali Coast, is home to amazing forms of marine life. Somalia is ready to move ahead and rebuild as they rise from the ashes of decades of civil War and Fish Reef Project is proud to be part of the reconstruction and peace making process. Somali fishermen are looking forward to having new reefs closer to shore.
Much of the seafloor off Somalia is naked mud and sand; some of the natural reefs have been harmed by human activities. By building new reefs and providing new structure, it will allow massive amounts of new coral, fish and lobster to thrive and provide food and income for Somalis. In the past, some Somalis turned to piracy because fish stocks had been depleted from illegal fishing activities, hence it is everyone’s best interest to keep the reefs and fish stock healthy and able to support small scale sustainable fisheries.
Listen to speech here:
FRP attends 25th ISA session to help insure global ocean health in the coming deep sea mining process.
FRP recently visited the African Union in Ethiopia and received substantial support for our continent-wide Great African Food Reef Project. This project will restore and enhance thousands of acres of ocean, feed and employ millions of Africans over time, while reducing pressure on natural reefs.
Here’s a few more photos from our recent trip to Africa
( Artist Rendition of the Great African Food Reef map )
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