Alcance ambiental y desarrollo comunitario
MAKING SUSTAINABLE FISH THE BEST CHOICE
Creemos que el conocimiento y la comprensión son la clave para un futuro mejor para Cabo Verde y, en última instancia, para el planeta. Nuestro programa de alcance ambiental y desarrollo comunitario integra a las comunidades con nuestras iniciativas de conservación para que se conviertan en parte de los esfuerzos de protección.
Esta iniciativa, que abarca generaciones y culturas, trabaja para inspirar una conciencia ambiental entre la comunidad para proteger la vida silvestre más vulnerable de la isla y los ecosistemas de los que dependen.
A STRONG NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES
As a deeply inter-connected sector, good fisheries management requires cooperation throughout all parts of the supply chain. By building a strong network of fishers, buyers, and consumers committed to sustainability, we can help support the recovery of exploited fish stocks while continuing to support local livelihoods.
Fishers and fishworkers are the front lines of the sustainability supply chain. We're working together with local groups to support adherence to minimum catch size for target species. This participatory system will help the recovery of fish stock and the sustainability of artisanal fisheries.
Restaurants and independent sellers of local fish catch are what connect consumers to the species of fish that are on their plate. This initiative encourages a stronger link between fishers and buyers to ensure greater tracing and transparency of where the fish are sourced.
The consumer is the final stop in the supply chain and an essential component to encouraging more sustainable behaviours. Through different forms of engagement, this initiativeaims to inspire consumers to think more critically about what goes on their plate.
COLLABORATING FOR GOOD FISHERIES GOVERNANCE
To achieve long-term success, sustainable fisheries management requires engagement in all areas of the sector. In addition to collaborations with fishers, buyers, restaurants, and communities, we're working with maritime authorities to strengthen capacity in fisheries law to support better enforcement and more transparent monitoring. Through this comprehensive collaboration, we aim to implement an integrative fishing model that tackles the most pressing socio-environmental and economic challenges.
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN FISHERIES
Projeto Empodera is an initiative implemented by Project Biodiversity and funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to build capacity among the peixeiras - or women fish workers of Sal through a series of workshops in financial management, food safety and handling, and leadership. In an effort to strengthen the connection between sustainable fisheries and women's livelihoods, Project Biodiversity works closely with the participating women of Projeto Empodera to integrate and adhere to the sustainable fishing guidelines outlined in the campaign.