Industry stakeholders understand that overfishing undercuts long-term value and prevents realization of full economic potential in local communities. The question is, what to do about it? Wilderness Markets and Blue Star Foods collaborated on a pilot program to develop one potential solution. Problem Rising demand for seafood combined with limited public spending on fishery management systems […]
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A recent paper (September 2016) in the scientific journal of the National Institutes of Health exploring the implications of climate change on global fisheries revenues provides some sober reading. The report explores how fisheries revenues of maritime countries will be impacted by climate change as a necessary “crucial next step towards the development of effective socio-economic policy […]
Every so often, we run across reports that force us to stop and question our assumptions. Recent papers on global warming and the impact on oceans is a topic we have been monitoring for a couple of years now, with each new paper more depressing than the last. It is our view that the role of […]
Significant attention is being paid to the oceans. Between the UN Oceans Conference as the recent Economist leader, attention is (finally!) being given to the significant and numerous benefits and threats to the worlds oceans. At a time of increasing populations, increased demand for healthy proteins – and arguably a climate imperative – human consumption […]
Wilderness Markets has recently completed a “lessons learned” document regarding our experiences working with a lead firm in Indonesia to develop and implement sustainable fisheries practices for the Blue Swimming Crab fishery in Lampung Province. The presentation provides an overview of our theory of change, our focus and goals and the key lessons learned during […]