We listen closely on the ground

and learn from the system to uncover insights, stuck points and opportunities that inform our strategy.

We co-create custom solutions

by working with stakeholders and funders to design strategic interventions in fisheries systems.

We help implement and scale

by partnering with embedded allies over the long term to create change and lasting impact.

The Fisheye Lens

Top Five Takeaways from WOS 2018

March 16, 2018

Most folks who visit the Mayan Riviera go there for vacation; but if you are in the business of saving fish and fishing communities, Cancun was the place to be last week- not for the beaches, but for the opportunity to attend the World Ocean Summit. This conference attracts policy makers, economists, conservation funders, and technology innovators to engage in a dialogue about ocean challenges, form new collaborations, and make public commitments to improving our oceans. 

A few members of our Future of Fish team attended this year's event focused on three streams: sustainable seafood, climate change, and plastics. Running through discussions on all these topics were two themes: transparency and accountability. 

Navigating the Winding Road to Seafood Traceability

February 28, 2018

Traceability is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. 

The transition from paper to electronic traceability systems is a journey for any company. 
Several factors make this process especially difficult for the seafood industry, including the complexities of seafood supply chains, numerous product types, and concerns about data sharing and security.

Early Insights: EDF and Bren School Share Preliminary Findings for Financing Common Hake

February 28, 2018
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As 2017 drew to a close, we continued our work with the artisanal common hake fishery in Chile. (Read about our previous trips here and here.)

Building from our initial research phase, we are now beginning to co-design interventions with partners on-the-ground.