Research Article

Rational Exploration of Northeastern Madagascar Halieutic Resource  

Henri Joel Jao , Landy Amelie Soambola ,  Roger
Faculté des Sciences, Université d’Antsiranana, 201 Antsiranana, Madagascar
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2024.14.0017
Received: 15 Apr., 2024    Accepted: 10 May, 2024    Published: 24 May, 2024
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Jao H.J., Soambola L.A., and Roger, 2024, Rational exploration of northeastern Madagascar halieutic resource, International Journal of Marine Science, 14(2): 134-154 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2024.14.0017)


The artisanal fishing activity has existed since along time in the Madagascar northeastern coast. The fishing activity contributes economically to the reduction of poverty in rural areas in this country. But a notable change on local fishing method which attracts marine science researcher attention was encountered by the habitants especially from the Loky-Manambato marine protected area (MPA). The present research work studies the fishing method case in the area located in Antsampilay Fokontany, rural municipality of Ampisikinana belonging to the district of Vohemar. The proposed research work was developed with the aim of ensuring the rational exploitation of fishery resources by ensuring an increase in catch yields of fishermen in the Loky-Manambato MPA. The research results are susceptible to improve the rational exploration possible to know the different types of fishery resources. The present survey exploited the different types of gear and catching methods used by fishermen within the Loky-Manambato MPA. The local survey research result reveals a strong potential marine resource in this area. Furthermore, fishing methods continue to evolve over time, the threatening change is due to the increase in the number of fishermen. The traditional practice of new destructive methods which further accentuate the reduction in fishing products. It is therefore important to educate fishermen to no longer use this fishing method to further guarantee the ecological and environmental safety of Loky-Manambato MPA.

Fishery artisanal method; Halieutic resource; Loky-Manambato marine protected area (MPA); Northeastern Madagascar coast; Rational exploration
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