Jorge Majuru is 34 years old. He works as a boat captain, taking local people into Inhambane’s lagoon to gather shellfish or go fishing. He makes a small amount from each passenger but says most people arent finding enough seafood in the bay to warrant using his services, so he worries that his job is in danger. He sometimes gets foreign tourists to come for an evening cruise and then he makes some good money, but that work is too sporadic to count on.
Around Inhambane, Mozambique small scale sustainable fishing and larger projects like new marine protected areas are trying to balance sociaty’s need for fishing livelihoods with a long term resource use plan that makes those livelihoods sustainable and ptotects some of hte ocean’s largest marine life.