Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Supporting Local Fisheries Co-managed Areas, LMMAs, and MPAs

WIOMSA, with funding from the Blue Nature Alliance, is strengthening projects focused on improving the management effectiveness of MPAs and community-managed marine areas. Our goal is to enhance local livelihoods and promote community fisheries by emphasizing biodiversity protection.

We are pleased to announce a call for proposals aimed at providing small grants to support local fisheries co-managed areas, Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs), and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in promoting sustainable fisheries practices. This initiative seeks to integrate efforts to reduce illegal fishing practices, promote regulatory compliance, and enhance reporting mechanisms within these areas.


The objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen the capacity of local fisheries co-managed areas, LMMAs, and MPAs to effectively manage and conserve marine resources while promoting sustainable fisheries practices. Projects funded under this initiative should contribute to the reduction of illegal fishing activities, the enforcement of regulations, and the improvement of reporting mechanisms within these areas.

Grant Amount and Duration:

  • Grants will be up to $30,000
  • The project duration should not exceed 1 year.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a detailed project proposal outlining the objectives, activities, budget, timeline, and expected outcomes of the proposed project. Proposals must be submitted electronically to and copy to no later than May 30th 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by 30th June 2024.

Read the full Call for Proposals for more details on eligibility criteria and guidelines for applying. For inquiries and further information, please contact Deidre de Vos (

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