Over 30 million small scale artisanal fisheries
Over 35 million people make a living directly from fisheries or aquaculture. And, there are over 90% of people employed globally in capture fisheries are classified as small-scale.
97% of small-scale fishers are located near the coast, where their income generating activities are critical in alleviating poverty and providing a dietary source of protein1.
Access to mobile technology and local markets can give fishers a strategic commercial advantage
Technology can also improve their income while protecting their coasts.
Growing consumer demand for responsible seafood products with real source verification is driving a new global seafood market.
With the right source verification tools and adequate market access, fishers can capture this market and the premiums that come with it.