19 Sep '12, 4pm

If you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime. But what if there are no fish?

If you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime. But what if there are no fish?

The old parable says that if you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime. But what if there were no fish to be caught? In the Abrolhos region of Brazil’s Bahia state, CI and its network of partners are working to make sure that never happens. The coastal waters there contain the most diverse concentration of marine life in the South Atlantic. The vibrant corals and extensive mangroves shelter hundreds of species, many of which live their entire lives within a few kilometers of the shore, providing residents of the region with their primary source of protein. But in recent decades, illegal fishing and destructive industrial and aquaculture practices increasingly threatened that abundance — and the livelihoods of the local communities who suffered the consequences. Explore Abrolhos in photoS » Now, the tide is turning. By supporting the creation of the Corumbau...

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