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The power of partnerships: MAR Fund & Future of Fish

Future of Fish recently partnered with the Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund) to update business models and suggest investment strategies for the Belizean seaweed industry. Our team connected with the team at MAR Fund to discuss the project a little more, and understand how the organizations work supports each other's mission. MAR Fund Question — MAR Fund’s mission is to drive regional funding and partnerships for the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR). Tell us about your focus in Belize.…


Comunicado de prensa: Llamada a la Acción: Future of Fish responde a COVID-19

Future of Fish anuncia nuevas iniciativas para apoyar a los pequeños pescadores durante la crisis de COVID-19 Abril 30, 2020 Para su inmediata publicación Durante una pandemia mundial, ¿qué sucede con los pescadores de mundo? Esta semana, el ONG Future of Fish anunció sus planes para apoyar a los pescadores y a las comunidades pesqueras en este momento sin precedente. La propagación y los efectos devastadores de la pandemia COVID-19 han paralizado un gran parte del mundo. Pero los peces siguen nadando como de…


PRESS RELEASE: Called to Action: Future of Fish responds to COVID-19

Future of Fish announces new initiatives to support small-scale fishers during COVID-19 crisis. April 30, 2020 For Immediate Release (Versión en Español) During a global pandemic, what happens to the world’s fishermen? This week, nonprofit Future of Fish announced its plans for supporting fishers and fishing communities in this unprecedented time. The spread and devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought much of the world to a standstill. But fish are still swimming as usual, and small-scale fishers around the globe still depend…


Belize’s First FIP Brings a Fresh Approach

A First Time For Everything Known for its relatively progressive fisheries management approaches, such as its network of Marine Protected Areas and Managed Access program, the Caribbean country of Belize now can add another innovation to its list: the Caribbean spiny lobster Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) + Fishery Development Model (FDM). Pioneering a fresh approach to FIPs, this project will combine the strengths of a traditional FIP’s environmental approach with the social, economic, and data-driven approach of Future of Fish’s Fishery Development Model (FDM). Hoping to address…



Getting our Feet Wet: Launching a Traceability RFP Process in Belize

Want to implement electronic traceability in seafood supply chains? Grab a hair net, some rubber boots, and tie on a smock. Rather than beginning with the technology, our Global Operations team can share that transitioning seafood supply chains from data-poor to data-rich starts with getting your feet wet—literally.   This is how we found ourselves on a recent November morning following a very-patient Quality Control manager around the floor of his processing plant in Belize City. Jason works for The National Fishermen Cooperative Society…