On the road in the Saloum (Photo: Studer/fair-fish)
Cooperation with Mundus maris
The international association Mundus maris combines sciences, arts and practical local knowledge. Its aim is the protection and sustainable use of marine ecosystems and their biological and cultural diversity.
fair-fish and Mundus maris got to know each other through their mutual partner FishBase. Contact became more intensive when fair-fish 2020 supported a campaign by fishermen in Senegal against the sellout of the resource to European and Asian fishing vessels by producing a video. We had received more donations for this than the production costed. We considered an adequate use of the remaining 9,000 Euros for the benefit of the people in artisanal fisheries in Senegal.
Because Mundus maris is active on the ground with two suitable projects, we invited our friends to apply for the free funds. At the end of 2021, the fair-fish board approved their two applications.