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Co-creating with “Las mamás” in Perú

By Jenni Ahern, Program Director, Future of Fish Peru You may hear the terms "participatory development”, “co-design” or “co-create” a lot these days as Community and International Development theory continues to evolve. This theory evolves and adapts to human beings and community identified needs, where the most crucial piece of participatory community development is trust building. Trust in process and in people, are the two necessary ingredients for success. We know that healthy oceans and healthy communities go hand in hand. Future of Fish…

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Future of Fish publishes 2022 Impact Report

Since the founding of Future of Fish over a decade ago, our work in the fisheries sector has afforded us many opportunities to learn, grow, and evolve as an organization. Our team at Future of Fish deeply values the power of iterative momentum to get us ever closer to solving the most complex problems facing our world today. Creating change from the ground up takes time and requires building partnerships and establishing enabling conditions to set the foundation to initiate change. In many ways,…

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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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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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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 the 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…

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Promoviendo a la inclusión financiera de la pesca artesanal en Perú

Las barreras económicas y culturales impiden a los pescadores artesanales de Perú acceder a la financiación y a los beneficios y oportunidades de la formalización. Por Cristina Rocca, analista de negocios sostenibles de Future of Fish (Artículo publicado originalmente en inglés) Los pescadores son los guardianes del océano, y sus decisiones repercuten directamente en la sostenibilidad del medio ambiente y los medios de vida de la comunidad. Debido a este papel, los pescadores deberían estar bien posicionados para acceder a diferentes fuentes de apoyo…

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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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Capital Coordination and Capacity Building in Duao

The role of a system intermediary isn’t about moving fish; it’s about moving information, money, and expertise to fill gaps in the system. And it’s critical for driving sustainable small-scale fisheries. The artisanal hake fishers in Duao, Chile are organized and motivated. But like so many other small-scale fishers who want to improve their practices, increase their capacities, and make changes to ensure they’re fishing sustainably, fishers in Duao struggle to access the resources to effect change. Laid out along a beautiful stretch of coastline,…

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Coordinación de capital y desarrollo de capacidades en Duao

(Artículo originalmente publicado en inglés) El papel de intermediario del sistema no consiste en mover pescado, sino información, dinero y conocimientos para llenar los huecos del sistema. Y es fundamental para impulsar la pesca sostenible a pequeña escala. Los pescadores artesanales de merluza de Duao (Chile) están organizados y motivados. Pero, como muchos otros pescadores artesanales que quieren mejorar sus prácticas, aumentar sus capacidades, y hacer cambios para garantizar una pesca sostenible, los pescadores de Duao luchan por acceder a los recursos necesarios para…

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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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