Supporting Fishing Communities

Fishing with Nets

Through our work, we strive for the positive coexistence of everyone using the marine environment with a key focus on supporting the local fishing communities who rely on fisheries for their main livelihood. Since we were first founded in the ‘70s, we’ve focused on helping regions, countries, communities and individual businesses across the world develop sustainable and well-managed fishing practices both for subsistence and commercial purposes.

We believe community-based solutions are vital if we are to create a globally sustainable fishing industry. Our services can include:

  • Delivering socio-economic impact assessments
  • Providing local capacity building
  • Facilitating livelihood restoration projects
  • Recommending improvements for subsistence fisheries
  • Training local people to run fisheries projects and aquaculture farms that will continue sustainably into the future

We’re repeatedly entrusted to help local, small-scale and artisanal fisheries update their practices in the face of a changing world. With so much competition for the marine space, we understand that many communities who rely on fishing are up against major industrial marine developments and sometimes unlicensed operations. With our support, small-scale fisheries can modernise and better align with existing markets and available fish stocks to continue making a living in a sustainable and financially effective way.