Traditional Fishers—The Unsung Heroes Of Ocean Conservation

Ocean conservation has too long marginalized the very people best placed to lead the most powerful change: traditional fishing communities. Alasdair Harris, founder of Blue Ventures, talks to Ashoka’s Pip Wheaton, about how empowering the people who know the ecosystems best provides a myriad of benefits – to their communities, to food systems, and to our fight against climate change.

“We’re trying to optimize fishing in a way that creates human and environmental justice for … [+] traditional fishing communities, helping nature, helping people, providing food,” says Al Harris of Blue Ventures. This is the new model

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