Our overarching goal is to work with industry, decision-makers, donors, communities and other stakeholders to support small-scale fishing communities in the tropics in achieving sustainable livelihoods. We aim to design and implement collaborative, applied projects that will help to achieve this goal. Moreover, we strive to complement and follow through on our projects by fostering long term initiatives and self-sustaining outcomes, and facilitating access to capacity building required to support people in achieving their goals.
Interdisciplinary. We have the diverse disciplinary expertise in both social and natural sciences required to support initiatives that benefit people and the environment.
Participatory. We work with local stakeholders and end-users from the early stages of project design through to completion.
Applied. Our projects are intended to result in practical, sustainable outcomes for end-users in the places where we work.
Engage industry, decision-makers, donors, communities, and other stakeholders in partnerships to achieve sustainable livelihood outcomes.
Implement research projects that identify mechanisms to foster long-term benefits from emerging livelihood opportunities (e.g. ecotourism, sustainable aquaculture).
Support marine conservation initiatives in balancing social and ecological objectives (e.g. marine protected areas, locally managed marine areas).
Facilitate access to technical training and capacity building that supports project partners in achieving livelihood goals and promotes sustained benefits from our work.