Beginning joint fishing efforts

The National Association of Fishermen in India is working for the betterment of their living and working conditions. Local practitioners' efforts in mobilizing and organizing the fisher people could contribute significantly to their development.

The Tignish Fisheries Co-op, Prince Edward Island, Canada, is a fisheries co-operative established in 1921 to give fisher people control over their own operations. Previously, boats and gear were owned by outside interests. The fisher people of the co-operative bought these materials, thereby reducing the cost of their fishing operations. Based on the success of this first co-operative the villagers have formed ten more to deal with other economic and social needs in the community.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below Water