Tsele by the Ocean

A Skipper’s Dream

As with any industry, finance is key to growing business. For small-scale fishers, a bigger boat with greater engine capacity means they can increase their catch, apply for larger quota allocations, and eek out a better living for their families. Pictured here is a ski-boat, and when combined with appropriate permit, allows fishers to drastically increase their allowed catch and income. Yet access to finance remains a key issue in Small-scale fisheries, where many skippers simply have no access to loan finance.

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