Project Seahorse researcher Kerrie O'Donnell works with local fishers to map out historical fishing areas. Photo by Kerrie O'Donnell / Project Seahorse

Partnerships & Collaborations

In seeking to limit fisheries, as in all else, we join forces with wonderful partners and collaborators.

For small-scale fisheries, we actively engage with the fishers and their communities. In the Philippines, that means promoting the creation of People’s Organizations (civil society alliances) and collaborating with elected village and municipal councils. We have particularly appreciated the extraordinary strength of KAMADA, a fishers’ alliance that runs the length of Danajon Bank and of KANAGMALUHAN, a women’s organization in Handumon, Getafe, Bohol.

For non-selective fisheries, we are particularly grateful to Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR) del Instituto Politécnico Nacional and Escuela Nacional de Ingeniería Pesquera (ENIP) in Mexico.

For national initiatives, we have collaborated most extensively with three fisheries agencies in southeast Asia: Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Philippines, Department of Fisheries in Thailand, and Research Institute for Marine Fisheries in Viet Nam. We were also grateful to the Bay of Bengal Program Inter-Governmental Organization (BOBP-IGO) for its assistance in India.