ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
A GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
The Small Scale Fishers and Organic Fishery Products Project has a long name, and an even longer outlook about the future of fishing in Thailand. This project is largely conducted by the European Union’s Healthy Public Policy Foundation in conjunction with Earth Net Foundation, and its main goal is to transform fishing practices in Thailand to make them more sustainable, ethical, and free of harmful chemicals for the consumer.
WORKING FOR THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF FISHERS AND CONSUMERS
The future of fishing in Thailand can go a few different ways, most of which won’t be very good unless programs like this continue to proliferate and change the minds of local producers as well as consumers about the importance of responsibility and sustainability at every stage of the process.
Through their work, the Small Scale Fishers and Organic Fishery Products Project facilitates better outcomes for the local producers and their communities by helping them build more effective methods of fishing as well as access to more of the profits. The consumer benefits by having access to clean and safe seafood products that are free of chemicals or additives.
THE FUTURE OF SEAFOOD IN THAILAND
When asked how he feels about the future, Mr. Bramot turns somber, because he can see that the farming way of life is being lost. People are too far disconnected from their food source, opting instead for whatever is easily available. That’s why he sees it as his mission to pass on the knowledge of local sustainable food agriculture, and an understanding of the farmer’s contribution to society onto future generations.
COME AND VISIT US
Living in Bangkok, or anywhere else, is much more enriching when people come together to create strong communities. This is what we aim to do every year, by bringing local artisans and makers with the new and seasoned expats that call Bangkok their home.
Don’t miss your chance to engage more deeply with your community at this year’s Living in Bangkok event.