Drought, famine, unemployment, crime and piracy – and a sea full of fish
The challenges are many and complex in the Horn of Africa. The solution, on the other hand, is easy and simple. Fair Fishing works to promote and improve fishing opportunities in the Horn of Africa.
The Horn of Africa suffers from periods of severe drought that create famine, high unemployment – especially among young men – a high crime rate and piracy. The area is affected by a starving and poor population and a sea full of fish.
By creating new opportunities for business and income, Fair Fishing is a solution that addresses the situation as a whole. The organization has built fishing stations where caught fish can be kept on ice and sold.
Fair Fishing has also launched training courses to ensure that fish are caught and handled in proper and hygienic conditions. They have also trained chefs and locals to cook fish.
Since 2013, FairFishing has been working to support and develop the fishing sector, market and infrastructure in the Horn of Africa.
Since 2013, Fair Fishing has created a 500% increase in caught fish in the area, created 3000 jobs in the value chain with a 500% revenue increase among fishermen and boat owners, and generated a revenue of over $5,000,000 across the value chain.
As part of NEXTSTEP's Action Invest, FairFishing was initiated as an NGO in 2013.
Today, Fair Fishing operates as an independent organization with a secretariat in Copenhagen. The organization has 15 employees stationed in the Horn of Africa and Copenhagen.