Developing an educated work-force to raise fish inland in controlled environments, might be the exclusive way to reverse the economic decline occurring in Tasajera.
Since 2001, the fisher community have experience a steady decline in the amount of fish they catch at the ocean. From catching 250 pounds of shrimp in 2001, they are now grateful if they catch 8 pounds.
The decline of fish catch is not attributed to a single cause, nor is it unique to Tasajera. A combination of increased industrial & agricultural pollution being discharged to the ocean greatly affects healthy fisheries and their ecosystems. However, much of the responsibility lies in the increase of industrial fishing on the coast; a problem that affects 12% of the world population.
This project seeks to facilitate knowledge and resources to introduce aquaculture in Tasajera, and to encourage its proliferation throughout the community and the region.