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.
Part 2 of our series “From Management to Markets”
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.