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Former UNICEF boss Christian Balslev-Olesen, the Clipper Group partner whose hostage story became the basis for the film Kapringen, Per Gullestrup, and Rear Admiral in the Danish Navy, Nils Wang, join Somali Fair Fishing’s Board.
Danish Somali Saeed Yusuf supports Somali Fair Fishing’s demo project in Somaliland: The fish and the will to find solutions are already there, but there is a strong need for a concerted effort to make commercial fishery a part of a growing economy.
By Kurt Bertelsen Christensen, fisherman and project manager ” I am sick and tired of all white people who only come here to photograph our fish and us”, the skipper says to his friends at the quay at the fishing port in Berbera in Somaliland.
Kurt Bertelsen Christensen, a Danish fisherman with vast experience building sustainable fishery in Eritrea, Kenya and in the Aral Lake, officially signed on as project manager for our 2012-2014 demo project on September 1.
Somali Fair Fishing is ready to embark on its very first pragmatic and hands on demonstration project: We will train 75 new Somaliland fishermen on 15 vessels to catch 400 tonnes of fish in 2013-2014 – proceeding to replicate and scale the fishery to cater to other areas and markets in the years to come.
Somali Fair Fishing is proud to announce that we have been given a generous donation from The Danish Commemorative Coin Fund towards our efforts to establish sustainable fishery in Somaliland.
The Somali Fair Fishing board went to Somaliland in March, aiming to define the upcoming demonstration project.
Somali Fair Fishing initiator Jakob Johannsen passed away on May 15 at the Lukas foundation hospice in Copenhagen.
The organisations share the vision of building a peaceful and prosperous Somalia through long-term business and governance solutions.