Friday, 14 October 2011

Your help finding coastal fisheries solutions

What's working in community-based fisheries management? That's the question RARE and National Geographic are asking in this first of many Solution Searches.

Solution Search is an international competition rewarding innovative conservation successes in communities where the need is greatest. We are seeking solutions to help remedy an environmental crisis that is quickly becoming a humanitarian issue: the depletion of global fish stocks. We are casting a wide net to find community-based innovations for near-shore fisheries based on proven successes.

Please help spread the world by reaching out to those in your network that may wish to apply or know of fishing communities that have achieved a notable success in sustainable fisheries management. We invite you to join us on this journey of discovery by following the applicants on the Solution Search website: 

The first place project will receive a grant of $20,000; a video of the winning project will air on National Geographic’s The Ocean website; NG will host a special event held in Washington, D.C. to honor the winning innovation. More importantly, finalists will have access to a global network of community fisheries and conservation leaders; and help RARE, NGS and others replicate successes around the world to start turning the tide for coastal communities and marine ecosystems.

All entries need to be submitted through the Solution Search website:  Entries will then go through a three-tiered judging process and finalists will be announced for the public to vote for the winner.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Valerie Craig

Ocean Initiative
National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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