Piura, July 3, 2022. Last Saturday, July 2, the documentary “Pesca Resiliente” (Resilient Fishing), which portrays the urgencies and expectations of fishing communities and the close link between their lifestyle and the sea and hydrobiological resources, premiered on the beach of Los Órganos district, Talara. Ubaldo Tume Periche and María Marcelo Gonzales are the main focus of this film project that portrays the daily life of the men and women of the sea, who are affected by climate change and other problems that affect the marine species.
The documentary tells the story of the battle against climate change that is being waged in the fishing coves of our country, and has been produced by the most important private environmental fund in Peru, Profonanpe. This audiovisual initiative narrates the silent battle that the fishing communities of Máncora and Huacho have been waging against climate change.
More than 100 people attended the screening at Los Órganos beach, which was attended by fishermen benefiting from the project “Adaptation to the impacts of the Peruvian Coastal Marine Ecosystem and its fisheries (AMC)”, promoted by the environmental fund in the area. The documentary highlights the testimonies of the protagonists, artisanal fishermen and women entrepreneurs in this sector, and portrays the urgencies and expectations of the communities and the close link between their lifestyle and the sea and hydrobiological resources.
“We know the challenges faced by artisanal fisheries. That is why we work as allies of the public sector in the challenge of adaptability to climate change. We are very pleased with the openness and good reception given to the project, both by the fishing community of Máncora and Huacho, where we will continue to concentrate our efforts,” said Anton Willems, CEO of Profonanpe.
“Resilient Fishing” is an example of the work being carried out by the project AMC financed by the Adaptation Fund and promoted by the Ministry of Production, IMARPE, the national program “A Comer Pescado” and Profonanpe. This initiative promotes adaptation measures to reduce the vulnerability of fishing communities in Máncora and Huacho to climate change through four areas:
- Added value: promotes new technologies to improve the profession of artisanal fishing and generate greater value to the final product.
- Technological development: seeks to expand oceanographic data collection capacity with new state-of-the-art technological tools, such as autonomous submarines, also called gliders.
- New businesses: promotes the technical-productive capacities of fishing coves to venture into new economic activities such as aquaculture, experiential tourism and the enhancement of marine ecosystems, production of biofertilizers, among others.
- Empowerment of women: promotes the participation of women in new areas related to artisanal fishing.
“We are grateful for the help provided by the project, we have been able to increase our income thanks to the trainings in which we learned to have a more entrepreneurial approach to our work. In addition, more opportunities for participation have opened up for us among community members who are now more aware that this can also be a job for women. It is clear to us that this is an alliance that we want to maintain for a long time to come,” said María Marcelo, a beneficiary of the project in Los Órganos.
The documentary will also be screened in Huacho on July 14, and will be attended by fishermen and their families who work in the Carquín cove. To learn more about the project please visit https://profonanpe.org.pe/pesca-resiliente/
Profonanpe has established itself as the most important private environmental fund in Peru. Since its foundation, it has been characterized for being an institution specialized in creating, developing and implementing innovative processes in the administrative and technical management of funds, and articulating with all public and private actors working in favor of biodiversity conservation, mitigation and adaptation to climate change.