In celebration of Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (ManaMo) in September, the Philippine Embassy in Berlin hosted the second session of its UPLIFT series (Unpacking the Pandemic’s Lessons through Interviews with Filipino Thought-leaders/Talents) on the topic “What ISDA Future We Want: A conversation on sustainable fisheries”.
Mr Paolo Domondon, Senior Director for Policy and Partnerships at Rare, talked about the organization’s biggest project, Fish Forever, which currently works with 900 coastal communities and 150 local governments in managing 100 million hectares of municipal waters in 8 countries, including the Philippines. He highlighted the importance of small-scale fisheries to global food, economic, and environmental security.
Mr Heister Bon Jaralve , a second generation Filipino-German shared about the startup he co-founded and its free app, Fischroute, which helps fishing enthusiasts locate waters that can be fished in Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This helps to promote responsible and sustainable fishing by encouraging people to try explore other fishing spots, reducing the overfishing of popular spots.
The discussion may be viewed in full on the Philippine Embassy in Germany’s Facebook page. END