Small-Scale Fisheries & Tech

Small-scale fisheries produce half of the global fisheries catch and represent a key source of employment and nutrition for hundreds of millions of people. Small-scale fisheries are especially important to livelihoods and food security in the developing world, often as part of informal economies not subject to government regulation or taxation, largely lacking management and extremely vulnerable to climate, market and social change.  A transition from the informal economy to the formal economy can result in greater economic stability for small-scale fishers. COS is working with NGOs, researchers, and communities to identify new technologies that meet the needs of fishing communities to improve their economies, monitor catches and prices,  and support better management of different types of small-scale fisheries. 

 

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A New Tool Draws on Big Data for More Sustainable Fishing >

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