Fishers Forging a Bright Future: Stories of Three Somali Fishers & the Impact of Fisheries Data Collection

The Somali coast is home to approximately 10,000 part-time and full-time fishers. Our Secure Fisheries program works with community stakeholders to strengthen fisheries governance, combat illegal fishing, and promote sustainability as a catalyst for greater peace in the region. To learn more about Secure Fisheries’ impact in the Somali communities, we spoke to three local fishers to hear their personal stories.

Two of Secure Fisheries advisors, Duncan Copeland and Dirk Zeller, attended to provide expertise. The meeting focused on how Secure Fisheries can improve its strategy and better fulfill One Earth Future’s goal of reducing violent conflict. The group also identified points of collaboration to achieve mutual objectives. Secure Fisheries conducts regular meetings its advisors to solicit their input and coordinate efforts. Their guidance is invaluable to Secure Fisheries.

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