Sunday, May 13, 2018

News from the Beach!


Whao have we been busy! We are already well into 2018 and it has gone fast!  In next couple months we are excited to welcome back our research partner Operation Wallacea to Nkhata Bay.  Last year was a blast and the beginning of some new research projects including when to create 3D maps of the Lake floor using GIS geo-located images.  Down at Kande we have two new projects ongoing both spearheaded by two great interns.  Kees from Holland is doing a study comparing the biodiversity and population of cichlids species in Nkhata Bay and Kande based on a lake floor characteristics.  It will be awesome to see what he comes up with.  Federico from Chile is developing a fisheries household survey that we will be rolling out in the next couple weeks.  We’ve been working with the Masakahunju fishing village for years now collecting information on their fish catches and with Federico’s help we will now starting sitting down with the fisherman to learn more about their daily lives and the challenges that come with being a fishing community on Lake Malawi so that we can collectively find some ways to help them continue fishing on the Lake in a way that will ensure that their children can benefit from Lake’s resources as much as, if not more than, they do now.  We are really looking forward to the conversations that will come out of our survey with the fishers and their families!  If any of this sounds interesting to you the Maru is always interested in collaborating with partners whether in Malawi or outside.  Whether it be as a volunteer, intern, or something else, send us an email at info@themaru.org and for more info click on the link to the right of this post to go to our full webpage.


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  1. Really looking forward to these different results !

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