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Sustainable Production Model Based on a Cold Storage Unit for Fish in Bocacerrada, Sucre

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Partners: Dow Chemical Company
El Agua Nos Une - SuizAgua America Latina
Fishing Association of Bocacerrada
Fondo de Agua Cartagena
Fundacion Promotora del Canal del Dique
Grupo Argos
Grupo Argos
Mamonal Foundation
Mexichem
Countries: Colombia
Regions: Colombia
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Services Needed: Financial support
Monitoring & evaluation
Project management
Technical assistance
Desired Partners: NGO / Civil Society
Social Enterprise
Investor
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Dec. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Source: El Agua nos Une
Profile Completion: 72%

Project Overview

To structure a productive model for sustainable fishing that includes the design and implementation of a cold storage unit and training to improve the living conditions of the Bocacerrada community and the conservation of the ecosystems at the basin that supplies water to Cartagena.

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Through a participatory social assessment it was established that the Bocacerrada community needs a productive and sustainable storage unit adapted...

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To structure a productive model for sustainable fishing that includes the design and implementation of a cold storage unit and training to improve the living conditions of the Bocacerrada community and the conservation of the ecosystems at the basin that supplies water to Cartagena.

Description

Through a participatory social assessment it was established that the Bocacerrada community needs a productive and sustainable storage unit adapted to weather conditions and local needs to store fish in greater quantities. This would improve the fishermen’s income and allow them to fish in the sea instead of the lagoon, reducing the pressure on this ecosystem. The unit will have equipment powered by solar energy, a water harvesting and basic sanitation system, green roofing and rainwater harvesting capacity. It will also provide training and foster social appropriation of good practices for water management, both within the framework of the fishing business and at the individual level.

  • Participatory social assessment
  • Joint design of the Sustainable Fishing Business Model
  • Technical proposal of the production and training center accepted by the community
  • Participative stilt constructions with renewable energy
  • Local empowerment and training plan with water management groups
  • Communication and systematization Video and reporting

Context: The Juan Gómez Dolores lagoon system is located south of the city of Cartagena and is made up of different bodies of water, floodplains and tributary catchments, the fluvial to marine transition zone and the Mono Hernández Flora and Fauna Sanctuary. The aqueduct of the District of Cartagena extracts 90% of the water it requires to provide the city's drinking water service. The four communities of Correa, Puerto Badel, Rocha and Bocacerrada (Sucre) are located around the lagoon and depend on it to live. High levels of pressure threaten the fishing resources of this lagoon. The community of Bocacerrada does not have public water service. Water for domestic consumption comes from the Juan Gómez lagoon and is not properly treated. Waste is dumped at the same lagoon. Previous partnerships: Bavaria is working on a project for the recovery and conservation of mangroves in which the community is already successfully involved.

Project Results

Ongoing project, the main expected results are the following:

  • Increase in the amount of fish caught with respect to the lagoon.
  • Increase in the quality of treated waste at the storage unit.
  • Strengthening of the Fishing Association.
  • Strengthening of the Women's Association of Bocacerrada.
  • Improved domestic hygiene practices.

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Claudio Rivera
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The Dow Chemical Company, commonly referred to as Dow, was an American multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States, and the predecessor of the merged company DowDuPont. Learn More

Grupo Argos S.A is a Colombian conglomerate with large investments in the cement and energy industries. Learn More

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