CASE STUDY

Exploring how Precision Fishing technology could work in Peruvian artisanal fisheries

Collaborators:

Manta Trust

Duration:

Feb 2020 – May 2020

Location

Zorritos and Mancora, Peru

Objective:

To understand how Precision Fishing technology could be implemented in artisanal fisheries to reduce the accidental capture of large bycatch.

TARGET SPECIES:

Mixed Reef Fish

BYCATCH SPECIES:

Cetaceans, Manta Rays, Turtles

Technology used:

Project Summary:

We teamed up with Manta Trust to understand the issue of bycatch in Peruvian artisanal fisheries. For four months, we worked with fishers to design an accessible Precision Fishing solution that could enable greater sustainability without compromising their livelihoods. However, it soon became clear that the fisheries here faced systematic challenges that hindered any implementation of Precision Fishing. As a result, we did not continue to build products to be tested.

OUTCOME

  • Gained valuable insight into artisanal fisheries 
  • Built strong working relationships with Manta Trust and the fishing communities 
  • Refined our design approach to further include fishers in our development processes 
  • Did not move to the second stage of building products

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