Project Kalluun : Collecting Somali Catch Data

Fisherman Fishing Sustainable Fish

Project Kalluun is a partnership between One Earth Future’s Secure Fisheries program, students and faculty of City University in Mogadishu, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Somali Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources to collect data on fish catch in Somali waters: what is caught, when, where, and how much?

Our Vision

  • Students are trained on fish identification and catch data collection, leading to jobs in the fishing industry and the Somali government
  • Fishers engage with the results of their economic activity and improve tracking, bookkeeping, and budgeting
  • Somalia has the information needed to manage its fisheries effectively and sustainably
  • The Somali government gains a foundation for full-scale, nation-wide data collection

Why Project Kalluun?

  • Catch data will help make fisheries predictable and improve business profits
  • Catch data will grow export markets for Somali fish
  • Catch data will reveal how fish migrate, improving management planning
  • Catch data are needed to improve fishing gear to reduce costs to fishers

CU-OEF MOU: Learn more about Somali fisheries policy makers.