African Billfish Foundation
The African Billfish Foundation (ABF) is a unique charity working along the East African coast that aims at promoting a smart approach to the conservation, research and management of the Billfish species and their environment. The foundation also encourages fishing practices that support sustainable uses compatible with conservation, whilst still maintaining economic returns.
Outreach and Marine Education
African Billfish Foundation ‘Outreach and Education Programme’ aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge about the marine environment and its preservation to local communities along the Kenya coast. Specifically, effort is focused on the provision of information about the pelagic environment to young people.
We are currently working with 20 schools in Watamu, which include; Dongokundu primary school, Watamu primary school, Silverstone Academy, Bridge international school, House of joy learning centre, St. Johns academy, Sawa Sawa Academy, Ever Showers of Blessings academy, Dabaso primary school, Kingsway Academy, St. Dominic Academy, Kanani primary school, Jacaranda primary school, Mzizima Primary school, Seventh day Academy, Gede primary school, Ngala memorial girls high school, Canon mweri high school, Gede boys high school and Mida high school.
Our main objective is to have an ‘Informed Society’
People will only want conservation if they understand it and can see that they benefit from it. This means that education should be a primary focus in conservation and that the people living around the conservation area must be involved and benefit from it.
- To set up an innovative marine education programme in schools along the Kenya coast.
- We aim to exhibit the various career options in the marine field to secondary school children in a marine fair.