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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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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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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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Meet the team: Q&A with Claudio Barrientos

Claudio is a marine biologist from south-central Chile where he has developed his work with artisanal fishing communities engaged in diving and small-scale fishing. He has promoted fishery certification projects, direct marketing of seafood products, small-scale aquaculture and community tourism with the aim of seeking alternatives for fishery diversification to improve the quality of life of artisanal fishermen. For Claudio, social innovation is a key driver in the search for alternatives that help improve the quality of life of artisanal fishermen and other disadvantaged…

Accelerating & Communicating Government Fisheries Data Modernization

At Future of Fish, we collaborate with governments and international experts to design, implement, and finance lasting and equitable fisheries data collection and analysis systems.  While no two projects ever look the same, a combination of work on the ground and in-depth research over the past three years has allowed us to uncover some commonly occuring barriers, opportunities, and best practices for this process that cross geographies and stakeholders. Explore our recently launched Government Fisheries Data Modernization Toolkit, where you can download the full report and…

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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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Covid-19 + Fisheries: Six essential readings

After a year (or more, depending on where you’re located) of Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns almost nothing about our work in fisheries looks the same as it did before. At the beginning of 2020, we were deeply embedded in on-the-ground projects with small scale fisheries in Peru and Chile, and developing projects in Vietnam and the Caribbean. As the virus first spread, it became too risky for many of our staff and fisher colleagues to continue to work or fish in the field, especially as…

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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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The Power of Partnership: Future of Fish, Secure Fisheries and Shuraako

Photo: lobster fishing in Bander Bayla. 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 fisheries, turn the tide. A recent Partnership Agreement between Future of Fish and One Earth Future Foundation’s two programs, Secure Fisheries and Shuraako, builds on this ethos, and seeks to collectively develop the mechanisms needed for scalable projects that benefit coastal communities and ocean…

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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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Join the Seafood Voting Challenge

At Future of Fish, we believe that voting is a fundamental right that should be protected and promoted to ensure everyone’s voices are represented, regardless of race, gender, income, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or political affiliation. As an international non-profit dedicated to supporting thriving coastal communities and ocean based economies, we are acutely aware that environmental threats, including climate change, disproportionately affect marginalized populations and low-income groups around the world. While addressing the systemic issues underlying environmental and social injustice will take…

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