Project Kalluun was initiated in 2018 by City University of Mogadishu, the Federal Government of Somalia Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and Secure Fisheries to advance fish catch data collection in Mogadishu and train future fisheries managers. After a successful pilot project, data collection continues in Mogadishu and has resulted in six students trained and more than a year of monthly catch data. These data will illuminate local catch type and amounts, yielding information that is critical to effective fisheries management. In 2020, Secure Fisheries is expanding Project Kalluun by partnering with other Somali universities.
In Kismayo, Ms. Gani Abdullahi of the Jubaland Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and Secure Fisheries co-facilitated a training in fish catch data collection for students from Kismayo University.
Project Kalluun is also underway in Bosaso, where Secure Fisheries is partnering with East Africa University and the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. In the three months since data collection began, students claim that Project Kalluun has taught them more about fish identification and how to collect accurate data, and fishers have been receptive to the data collectors.
Secure Fisheries is also partnering with the Berbera Maritime and Fisheries Academy and the Somaliland Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development to expand Project Kalluun to Berbera.