Ibu Susi: the key to sustainble fishery development in Indonesia

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Indonesia, Sustainability|Tags: , , |

Indonesia is second only to China in total wild-caught fish production. The world's largest archipelago sits at the meeting point of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Consequently, major currents from both oceans feed the area with an incredible mass of nutrients. These fishing grounds support over 800,000 commercial vessels and employ upwards of 6.4 million Indonesians. [...]

Our place in Aavishkaar’s impact portfolio

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Indonesia, Social Impact|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Aavishkaar's annual impact report, you can find a summary of progress made by their portfolio companies and the opportunities ahead. The 2015 Impact Report featured our Community Based Fishery Management project, their first investment from the Aavishkaar Frontier Fund and their first in Indonesia. We believe in Aavishkaar's mission because they're constantly negotiating their responsibilities as [...]

Construction update from Indonesia

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Community-based fishery management, Indonesia, Social Impact|Tags: , , , |

Construction progress tracker: 92% Processing facility structure update Bali Seafood is nearing completion on the factory in Sumbawa island. Internally, the facility is called MP-1. As in mini-plant 1. As has been discussed elsewhere, BSI has incubated an integrated model which ties together commercial sponsorship with community based fisheries management. The hub of this complex [...]

Sitting down with President and founder Jerry Knecht

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Social Impact, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |

This week, we get some perspective from Jerry. Let's see what we can learn from his experience in the northeast, Indonesia and everywhere in-between. Once you exited the New England fisheries, which fisheries did you examine for your next phase of work and why did you choose Indonesia? Prior to completely exiting, we had been in [...]