Responding to local priorities

According to an impact assessment conducted between October 2014 and February 2015 by Nordic Consulting Group (NCG) financed by Maersk Line, FairFishing has been able to respond to local Somaliland priorities in just over a year by piloting the following:

  • Establishment of a Fishing Station (in Berbera) where the fish is weighed, processed and stored
  • Improving access to cold storage
  • Establishment of a Partner Supply Unit (PSU)
  • Enhancing local fishery knowledge, through on-the-job training in the craft of fishery

FairFishing has within a relatively short time period managed to create a range of positive results for its beneficiaries. Some of the key findings include:


December 2013 December 2014
Amount of fish passing through the FairFishing Station 2.1 tonnes 54.5 tonnes
Cost of ice and cooling facilities for maintaining quality of fish USD 2 USD 1
Increase in income for all three categories of beneficiaries 
Boat owners An increase/month of 122%
Fisherman and skippers An increase/month of 92%


Other benefits stated in the impact assessment include:

  • An increase in knowledge about fishing and fish and the use of new equipment.
  • Access to nutrition in a highly food insecure environment
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FairFishing’s impact was featured in the ‘Enabling Trade’ chapter of Maersk Line’s 2014 sustainability update.

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