Costa Rican artisanal fishers in spotlight
The National Geographic/Ashoka Changemakers award winning artisanal fishing project was recently featured on Costa Rica’s Channel 11 national news.
The project Development of economic partnerships between artisanal fisher folk and tourism operators (designed by Andy Bystrom for the non-profit PRETOMA) is building economic partnerships/opportunities between artisanal fisher folk and the tourism sector by promoting the development of small, locally owned enterprises dedicated to the marketing and sale of certified, sustainably caught products to local hotels/restaurants. The project is contributing to natural resource conservation, economic growth, and cultural preservation. Watch the newscast: