ELEVATING SMALL-SCALe FISHERIES THROUGH DATA & TECHNOLOGY



ABALOBI's vision is to develop thriving, equitable, climate change resilient and sustainable small-scale fishing communities,  through inclusion, social entrepreneurship and a data-driven approach to fisheries rebuilding.

In South Africa, we support data collection and skills-building with fisher communities. We are also a fisher-led intermediary and incubator of the Fish With A Story marketplace platform co-operative.

Globally, our data, traceability and market technologies and programmes poise small-scale fishers for social, economic and ecological sustainability. We believe in participatory fisheries rebuilding strategies that consider ocean life and livelihoods.


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ABALOBI ICT4FISHERIES IS A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT & PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION that INCORPORATES ABALOBI LABS


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  • ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

    We co-innovate and deploy data technologies in partnership with small-scale fishers

  • INVESTMENT

    We invest in coastal communities through infrastructural support, formal employment and tailored learning opportunities

  • DATA EMPOWERMENT

    We create data toolkits to enable fishers to record their local ecological knowledge and build resilience

  • COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED FISHERIES

    We develop fair markets for ecologically responsible and socially fair seafood, grow entrepreneurial capacity and institute food security initiatives

  • INCLUSION AND RECOGNITION

    We address the gender gap in small-scale fisheries and catalyse financial, digital and cultural inclusion

  • FISHERIES IMPROVEMENT

    We support fishers to implement community-led, triple bottom line Fisheries Improvement Programmes that can connect to global markets


FISHER-LED


'TECH + TOUCH'
APPROACH


DATA OWNERSHIP


MARKET
TRANSFORMATION


 ABALOBI meanS FISHER in the isiXhosa language and IS THE NAME chosen by SMALL-SCALE FISHERS leading our programme 




We co-design enabling technologies in partnership with small-scale fishing communities to stimulate sustainable ocean livelihoods, nurture ocean stewardship and leverage data to advance evidence-based fisheries rebuilding

Use our software and tools to manage your Community Supported Fishery, fisher cooperative administration, co-management/CBNRM/LMMA data collection initiative,  as well as catch reporting or traceability requirements   





ABALOBI collaborates internationally with local partners
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Finalist 2023

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Uplink Top Innovator

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ORIC Challenge Winner

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1000 Ocean Startups

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Catalyst Fund Startup

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UNESCO Digital Literacy Case Study

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OceanHub Africa Startup




STORYTELLING


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FISH WITH A STORY


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 ABALOBI is a South African-based organisation striving to elevate small-scale fishing communities for social, economic and ecological sustainability



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