Negative Impacts to Pacific Fishery
We are extremely conscious of negative fisheries impacts; in terms of fish stocks and environmental destruction.
It is important to realise that LTF is not just a giving charity but also a medium for encouragement and education of sustainable development for small communities that rely on their local fish stocks as a food source and a crucial element in their environment.
Because of these potential negative impacts, we have a large emphasis on gear going to the right subsistence communities in remote areas who are dependant on fisheries. These environments are low impact survival fisheries and we are providing fishermen and woman the tools to partake in more selective and therefore sustainable fishing practises. This means with the right equipment, fishermen are able to have a selection of the fish they take, taking more large fish than small fish. This allows the inshore fishery population to grow, so that more fish will be available for future generations.
LTF intends to play a role in the development (to an optimum level) of one of the biggest natural resources on the planet - the Pacific Fishery. In doing so, we will take into account all people and environments with the intention of benefiting the people whilst protecting the natural environment.