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Meet the team: Q&A with Begoña Peñailillo

Begoña has worked both with coastal organizations and with individual fishermen, never forgetting her professional calling to the public service sector. While working with various fishing organizations, she supported them in putting together applications for government funding. She also previously worked in fish processing plants and in sea urchin export in New Zealand. She earned her degree in Fisheries Sciences and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Environmental Management and Planning at the University of Chile. Additionally, Begoña completed an unforgettable semester studying…

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Fish Story: Talking with Meyling Tang of Tres Peces, Valparaiso

Recently, Future of Fish sat down with Meyling Tang, Co-Founder of Tres Peces Valparaiso, to discuss how their responsible seafood restaurant concept adapted to challenges caused by COVID-19 in Chile. The team behind Tres Peces are pioneers in the sustainable seafood industry in Chile. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic which shuttered many restaurants in Valparaiso, Tres Pesces has grown tremendously in popularity, mostly due to “word of mouth” from existing customers who enjoy their fresh products and meaningful storytelling about the fishers and organizations who…

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Electronic monitoring in Chile: testing, implementation, and iteration

Versión en Español a abajo Bycatch is inevitable wherever commercial fishing happens. This incidental capture and discarding of non-targeted species and undersized fish without commercial value can be extremely damaging to biodiversity, especially when it’s unmonitored and unregulated. To help improve bycatch and discard monitoring, Future of Fish partnered with Chile’s National Fisheries Service (SERNAPESCA) starting in 2018, assisting with the selection and installation of image recording devices (IRD) on industrial fleets in order to identify and track any instances of these practices onboard.…

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The Power of Partnership: Future of Fish + ABALOBI

When it comes to tackling the social and environmental issues of our time, no one organization has all the expertise and capacity needed to solve these complex challenges alone. But together, we can move mountains—or, in the case of overfishing, turn the tide. A recent Partnership Agreement between Future of Fish and ABALOBI builds on this ethos, and seeks to drive large-scale systems change to benefit coastal communities and ocean ecosystems. Together, we hope to combine our strengths across technology, creative financing, systems design,…

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Fish Story: René Jara

Historias de pesca: René Jara (Versión en Español más abajo) René Jara, also known as "Patolín", was born in Duao, a fishing cove in the Maule region of Chile.  He began fishing when he was 15, and now — at 28 — he’s an expert in the art, catching hake, squid, crab, and elephant fish among other species. For René, fishing runs in the family: he credits his father for teaching him everything he knows. In time, René's entrepreneurial spirit led him to own…

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Capital coordination and capacity building in Chile

Workers in small scale fisheries make up over 90% of all seafood employees. These small fisheries, spread from Chile to Belize to Vietnam, catch 50% of the seafood eaten around the world. Small scale fishing can be a hard life — long days on the water, stock fluctuations due to climate change or overfishing, and often low prices. Still: fishing is a lifestyle, a living, a tradition, and a way to support families and communities. For small scale fishers who want to improve their…

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Fish Story: Luis Solís

Historias de pesca: Luis Solís (Versión en Español más abajo) Luis Solís, born and raised in the commune of Renca, is a tireless worker and champion for his community, dedicated to working with small scale producers and businesses to improve food supply chains and access to nutritious food for all Chileans. Over the course of his career in both the private and public sectors, he observed a lack of connection and organization between workers causing inefficiencies in the food supply system, as well as…

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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…

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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…

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Fish on the move in Chile

In December, our team members Iván and Diego were in Chile to witness a momentous event: the journey of a crate of fish from San Antonio to Santiago. This one small transaction may be only a 70 mile journey for the fish, but it reflects a giant step in our work to test new models to support fishing communities and sustainable fisheries around the world. Chile has one of the world’s longest coastlines, with over six hundred small fishing communities running artisanal operations that…

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Data Modernization Moves: SERNAPESCA and Future of Fish MOU signals collaboration

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE It’s been a strong year for fisheries improvement in Chile.  As we wrote about in January, the government kicked-off 2019 with passage of a modernization law to strengthen enforcement and transparency across Chile’s extensive fisheries and supply chains.  As part of this effort, Future of Fish is excited to continue our partnership with SERNAPESCA to improve data systems and build stronger infrastructure for protection and improvement of Chile’s fisheries—a partnership that was made official on July 17, 2019, through the signing of…

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Project Crossroads: moving towards action with fishing caletas and open air vendors

Over the last year, Future of Fish has been working through a co-design process with four Chilean artisanal hake caletas, leading them through idea development, business modelling and most recently to the finalisation of business plans. Last month we brought everyone together in Valparaiso, to discuss our cross-caleta learnings and plan our next steps. Working with four caletas in different locations (El Quisco, Duao, San Antonio and San Pedro Concon) and a group of open air market vendors (mostly from Santiago) means that Future…

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