Watch the conversation with the winners and runners up as well as fisheries experts as they discuss the solutions; challenges and opportunities to form coalitions; and means to implement the solutions.
The four winners and four runners-up outlined original approaches for how their coalitions will reduce overfishing, improve sustainable fishing practices, and increase incomes of fishers and others in value chain.
Spanning four countries, this competition aims to mobilize the collective power of fishing communities, businesses, investors, governments, and other seafood stakeholders to design and implement innovative methods that promote the sustainable use and management of coastal fish stocks.
The competition is open to established or newly formed coalitions, as well as individual organizations seeking coalition partners, working in coastal fisheries or seafood and related industries in Cabo Verde, Ecuador, Indonesia, or Peru.
Coalitions must be composed of three or more collaborating organizations, including at least two of the following types of organizations:
Furthermore, at least two of the coalition organizations must have ongoing operations in the target competition country during the competition.
We are looking for solutions that address overfishing and promote sustainable use and management of coastal fisheries resources through improved coordination and collaboration among fishers and across various stakeholders.
Where fish stocks are already degraded, solutions must include biological restoration of fish stock to rebuild the fishery to sustainable levels.
Incentives for better coordination of fishing level and timing may be generated through arrangements in the value chains to ensure higher post-harvest value of fish catches, catalyze alternative industry structure or practices, and attract innovative financing mechanisms.