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 are a fisher-led intermediary and incubator of the Fish With A Story platform cooperative.
Globally, our 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.
Read "Directing Our Earthshot to a Critical Part of the Ocean" – a joint thought piece by the three Finalists in the Revive Our Oceans Earthshot 2023
Read "Directing our Earthshot to a Critical Part of the Ocean" — a joint thought piece by the three Finalists in the Revive Our Oceans Earthshot 2023
We co-innovate and deploy data technologies in partnership with small-scale fishers
We invest in coastal communities through infrastructural support, formal employment and tailored learning opportunities
We create data toolkits to enable fishers to record their local ecological knowledge and build resilience
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
We support fishers to implement community-led, triple bottom line Fisheries Improvement Programmes that can connect to global markets
'TECH + TOUCH'APPROACH
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
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ABALOBI is a South African-based organisation striving to elevate small-scale fishing communities for social, economic and ecological sustainability