The Fisheye

Caleta Selection: (An Attempt to) Standardize Complexity - Selección de Caletas: (un intento de) estandarizar lo complejo

September 26, 2018
by Iván Greco, Research Associate at Future of Fish
Por Iván Greco Investigador Asociado de Future of Fish
(Versión en Español incluída)
The last time we wrote to you from Chile, we were at the beginning of our Design and Demonstration phase (D&D) of our Fisheries Development Model (FDM), visiting fisher's caletas (coves in Spanish) along the Central part of the beautiful Chilean coasts, and, of course, prolonging our romance with the Pacific Ocean and its communities.

SALT: Uniting for Transparency

July 31, 2018

A relatively new acronym in the seafood realm but one we may find easier to remember; SALT or the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability is “a global alliance for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains”. SALT is a 5 year partnership between USAID, the Walton Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and FishWise.

Building Trust and Partnerships for Co-Design in Chile- versión en Español a abajo

July 10, 2018

The meeting was brief, but the enthusiasm for innovation was clear. “This is a place where a whirlwind of potential ideas to increase the value of their hake fills me with optimism,” says Iván Greco, Future of Fish Research Associate.  He had arrived in San Pedro de Concón, a fishing caleta two hours away from San Antonio, Chile to meet with the recently elected fishing syndicate leader, Julieta. During the 45 minute chat, Iván had a chance to share some of the findings from our research and, most importantly, listen and gather feedback on this initial work from the real experts—the fishers and stakeholders who fish and trade common hake every day.

Peru Poised for Supply Chain Innovation- versión en Español a abajo

July 5, 2018

Part 2 of our series “From Management to Markets”

Read Part 1 Here

We last left you in Peru where our team explored two fishing communities with different cultural histories and supply chains. Both of these fishing communities had introduced self-imposed closures and put mechanisms in place to reduce unregulated and open access fishing practices in order to preserve their resources and improve community livelihoods.

Q&A With Seleni Cruz

June 26, 2018
Seleni has been working on conservation in Mexico and northern Central America since 2013. During her time with The Nature Conservancy, she worked on various sustainable fisheries management projects including design of marine protected areas, economic alternatives, seaweed aquaculture, traceability and adaptive management framework.