Our motto is “happy people, many fish.” Our organization started with a simple belief that empowered, financially secure fisher communities are key in achieving fishery sustainability. We work with small-scale artisanal fisheries to foster sustainable, equitable, and traceable seafood supply chains. MDPI aims for real and robust long-term results in the communities we engage in.
Our key competencies are:
Fisheries data and governance – We create the mechanisms and data inputs needed for adaptive fisheries management. This includes data creation, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building on EAFM principles.
Community organization – MDPI works to empower, embolden, and strengthen coastal communities’ capacities to actively participate in fisheries management and advocate for community well-being.
Creating enabling conditions – that are key to long-term fisheries sustainability, but are often seen as secondary objectives, such as, technology, traceability, financial literacy, women’s empowerment, and quality and handling practices.