Preliminary OHI+ Kenya and Tanzania Results

Preliminary OHI+ assessment results

Preliminary assessments, guided by an inclusive stakeholder process, were conducted in Kenya and Tanzania in 2018 using two of the ten OHI goals: Biodiversity through health of coastal and marine habitats and Food Provision through sustainability of wild caught fisheries.

For the Habitat sub-goal (under the Biodiversity goal), coral reefs and mangroves were assessed at a sub-national scale and seagrasses at a national scale. For the Fisheries sub-goal (under the Food Provision goal) only artisanal fisheries were considered, and Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) was used as a reference point to assess sustainability based on the ratio of biomass to biomass at MSY (b/bMSY) and local or national catch data for each stock (depending on data availability).