We listen closely on the ground

and learn from the system to uncover insights, stuck points and opportunities that inform our strategy.

We co-create custom solutions

by working with stakeholders and funders to design strategic interventions in fisheries systems.

We help implement and scale

by partnering with embedded allies over the long term to create change and lasting impact.

The Fisheye Lens

Navigating the Winding Road to Seafood Traceability

February 28, 2018

Traceability is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. 

The transition from paper to electronic traceability systems is a journey for any company. 
Several factors make this process especially difficult for the seafood industry, including the complexities of seafood supply chains, numerous product types, and concerns about data sharing and security.

Early Insights: EDF and Bren School Share Preliminary Findings for Financing Common Hake

February 28, 2018
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As 2017 drew to a close, we continued our work with the artisanal common hake fishery in Chile. (Read about our previous trips here and here.)

Building from our initial research phase, we are now beginning to co-design interventions with partners on-the-ground. 

Q&A with Momo Kochen

February 28, 2018
With almost 10 years of experience, predominantly in small scale fisheries, and with a focus on traceability and improved data systems, Momo has successfully supported the implementation of Fisheries Improvement Projects, has worked to implement the world’s first Fair Trade USA Wild Capture Fisheries certification process and has coordinated national and regional policy and fisheries management initiatives. Momo brings a practical and inclusive approach to 'on the ground' fisheries interventions and believes that this is the way to create sustainability within projects and ownership by stakeholders.