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Conoce al equipo: Q&A con Sandy Hernández

Sandy es comunicadora social y cuenta con experiencia en proyectos que promueven causas sociales, además cuenta con una visión personal acerca del desarrollo humano, el cual vincula con su crecimiento contribuyendo al bien común, en especial cuando se enfoca en ayudar a personas en situación de vulnerabilidad. ¿Cómo te involucraste en el sector marino? Se presentó la oferta de trabajo en consultoría de desarrollo Social y Género del Gobierno regional de Piura para ejecutarlo con la organización Future of Fish, era un nuevo reto…

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Jharumy Villena, una de las futuras lideresas de La Islilla

Conozcamos a Jharumy, una de las futuras lideresas de La Islilla, que ya desde la escuela viene promoviendo el cuidado al medio ambiente, promoción del turismo y un desarrollo sostenible de su comunidad con sus compañeros, sin dejar de lado la lucha por sus sueños.   Queremos conocerte, Jharumy, cuéntanos un poco sobre ti. Soy Harumi, tengo 11 años y vivo en La Islilla con mis padres y hermanos. Yo soy la mayor. Mi mamá es ama de casa y mi papá es pescador.…

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Los 33 años de la profesora Ruth Preciado en La Islilla y su impacto en la educación

Desde hace más de 33 años, Ruth Preciado viene educando a los niños del centro poblado de La Islilla en Paita - Piura. Ella es profesional graduada de la Universidad de Huacho, José Faustino Sanchez Carrión, y actualmente tiene el cargo de directora de la IIEE Inicial Nº 407 de La Islilla. Esta semana nos concedió una entrevista para conocer un poco más de su trayectoria e impacto que tiene dentro de la comunidad, buscando su desarrollo. 1. ¿Desde hace cuánto tiempo trabaja en…

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Meet the team: Q&A with Mauricio Zúñiga Montes

Mauricio is a seasoned professional, bringing 25 years of experience to his current role as Quality and Commercialization Manager at Future of Fish Peru. Much of his professional experiences have been focused on leading and coordinating activities within the public sector. This includes 10 years as the head of PROMPERU’s north regional office, overseeing the exportation of products originating from Tumbes and Piura. Mauricio earned his master’s degree in ecotourism from the National Agrarian University, located in La Molina, Peru. How did you find…

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The Power of Partnership: Old Dart Foundation + Future of Fish

Healthy ocean ecosystems are the foundation of healthy coastal communities and functioning global food systems. But achieving sustainable fisheries does not begin with environmental actions. It begins with building a foundation for empowered small-scale fisheries that have resilient livelihoods and have the capacity to effectively manage their business and the ocean resources they depend upon. A recent PartnershipAgreement between Future of Fish and Old Dart Foundation seeks to drive large-scale systems change to benefit coastal communities and ocean ecosystems. Together, we hope to combine…

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Meet the team: Q&A with Alejandra Cárdenas Huerto

Alejandra is a social psychologist, having previously worked in the education and NGO sectors. She has experience in developing projects and facilitating workshops to develop leadership skills and raise awareness of socio-environmental issues. Her work focuses on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through an intercultural approach. She is passionate about transforming her country, Peru, and the world, so that spaces are created where everyone can feel included and have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. She strongly believes in the importance of valuing diversity…

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Meet the team: Q&A with Cindy Marchán

Cindy has her degree in Business Administration from the University of Piura with a specialization in Integrated Management and Entrepreneurship Systems. She has experience managing projects supported by public and private funding. In addition, she was previously the administrative manager of the northern headquarters of an aquaculture research center, a trainer in entrepreneurship and finance issues for artisanal fishermen, and the administrator of a fish marketing company, which provided fresh seafood to the most important hotel chains in northern Peru. As part of her…

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Meet the team: Q&A with Oscar Vilela Seminario

Oscar has more than 10 years of experience in rural development and project management, specifically focused on two models: The Small-Scale Agriculture Model (SSAM) and the Self Development District Model (SDDM), both implemented in several communities in the coast and highlands of Piura, Peru.  He has created strategic alliances with Regional Governments, Municipalities, Universities, Companies and other NGO’s to expand the reach and impact for the rural families to improve their lives. Oscar has a BS in Accounting and Finance and a Master’s in…

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Future of Fish hosts Chef-Fisher Learning Exchanges in Peru

In March, a group of notable Peruvian chefs and fishermen got together on Zoom to discuss how they can work together to solve challenges they face with marine resources.  We also invited fishers and chefs from Mexico, Chile and South Africa to share solutions towards sustainable fishing and responsible consumption. Watch our recap video on YouTube here >> Thank you very much to all the participants! Restaurant Industry ARMAP Asociación de Restaurantes y afines  Chefs & Restaurants Chef Kumar Paredes Restaurant KU.MAR Cevichería Fusión …

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Helping fishers in Peru navigate climate change

Small scale fishers in Peru have to travel over double the distance than in the past to find their catch, disrupting communities, livelihoods, and threatening food security. The question is: how is this change expected to continue in the future?  Future of Fish is working with communities to identify solutions to support sustainable fishing and understanding climate change impacts is key to design solutions that will build resiliency and help the communities to adapt for years to come. Traditional fishing communities along Peru’s coast…

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Promoting financial inclusion of small-scale fisheries in Peru

Economic and cultural barriers mean that small-scale fishers in Peru often remain locked out from accessing financing, and from the benefits and opportunities of formalization. By Cristina Rocca, Future of Fish Sustainable Business Analyst Fishers are the stewards of the ocean, and their decisions directly impact the sustainability of the environment and community’s livelihood. Because of this role, fishers should be well-positioned to access different sources of support and capital for projects, which can incentivize sustainability and resilience and support many UN Sustainable Development…

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PPE for Fisheries: the next phase

Photo shows fishers in Parachique wearing PPE. At far left is Henry Juarez Ruíz, president of the coop in Parachique: Asociación de Pescadores Artesanales Dedicados a la Extracción de Pota y Perico y otros—Parachique la Bocana (APADEXPO). Back in June we launched PPE for Fisheries, a campaign to support fishers and seafood traders in Peru’s small fishing villages with the necessary protective gear and sanitation supplies to safely provide fish — a vital source of nutrition — to the Peruvian population. This project was…

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