Fish Smarter: promoting fishing tourism

(2019) 8.750€ awarded

Fish smarter: less is more! By training fishermen from eight islands on fishing tourism, with the guidance and expertise of our new partner Enaleia, in partnership with the Costas M. Lemos Foundation, we are helping to create an alternative source of income for fishermen and simultaneously fight against overfishing! The islands ( Amorgos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Milos, Kimolos, Kythnos, and Sifnos) have been selected upon discussion  with the local fishermen.

Our main objective is to establish win win correlations between fishermen and marine environment. We plan to achieve this by teaching fishermen about alternative paths that they can create income for them, such as fishing tourism. To teach them that instead of overfishing, killing sea turtles and seals to make ends meet, they should capitalize these marine resources, so as to demonstrate an authentic image to Greece to travelers, who will be willing to pay for this. Therefore, our main objective is not to give them a fish (salary or money) but to teach them how to fish ( provide quality experiences to tourists).

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