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 simple and straightforward. Fair Fishing works to promote and improve better living through fresh fish in the Horn of Africa.
The Horn of Africa is hit by periods of severe drought that create famine, high unemployment – especially among young men – and a high crime rate and piracy. All-in all, the area is influenced by a starving and poor population, and a sea full of fish.
By creating new opportunities for business and income, FairFishing is a solution that speaks to the situation as a whole. The organization has built fishing stations where the caught fish can be stored on ice and sold on.
Likewise, fish markets have been built inland so that the entire population can eat fish.
Since 2013, FairFishing has been working to support and develop the fisheries sector, market and infrastructure in the Horn of Africa.
Since 2013, Fair Fishing has generated a 500% increase in caught fish in the area, created 3000 jobs in the value chain, upwards of 500% revenue increase among fishermen and boat owners, and generated revenue of over $5,000,000 throughout the value chain.
As part of NEXTSTEP's Action Invest, FairFishing was initiated as an NGO in 2013.
Fair Fishing now operates as an independent organisation with a secretariat in Copenhagen. In total, the organization has 15 employees stationed in both the Horn of Africa and Copenhagen.
people now work in fishing in the Horn of Africa
Increase in fish caught since 2013
increase in revenue across the value chain
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Contact Carolina Obara for more information about FairFishing