Commitment to Action

Banda Aceh: Assessing the Local Fishing Community for Growth

Commitment by

Bumble Bee Foods, Llc

In 2014, Bumble Bee committed to completing a fisheries assessment for a fishing village in Aceh Province located in northern Sumatra. This village suffered significant damage in the 2004 Tsunami, including a significant decline in the health of the local fisheries. Bumble Bee's assessment will determine the state and health of the local fishery and whether it can be developed in order to provide food locally and/or provide local economic benefits through sale of fish to non-local markets. The community of fishermen is interested in learning best practices, improving fishing operations, and identifying the potential to develop a market for harvested fish outside the local community. A thriving local fishery could contribute to food security and, if properly developed, could also contribute to and benefit the local economy, the local residents, and the environment. Bumble Bee's assessment is the critical step in determining the community future actions to combat the decline in their fisheries.

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Commitment

Banda Aceh: Assessing the Local Fishing Community for Growth

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$10,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDONESIA

Commitment by

Bumble Bee Foods, Llc

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Masyarakat dan Perikanan, Indonesia (MDPI)