FISHING COOPERATIVES
PUERTO MORELOS, QUINTANA ROO, MÉXICO:

Puerto Morelos is where it all started. At first, the local fishermen told David Johnson, Traditional Fisheries Founder, he was crazy because they would die if they touched a Lionfish. Now they regularly bring Lionfish home to feed their families. David thinks this might be his biggest accomplishment. During David’s last visit, the co-op members were excited to help him expand Traditional Fisheries sustainable seafood offerings with more fish caught off the Yucatán Peninsula.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

In partnership with not-for-profit, Pescafronterra, Traditional Fisheries now sources Lionfish from three fishing cooperatives located on the Northwest Coast of the Dominican Republic in Buen Hombre, Manzanillo and Loma Atravesada. Two of these towns do not have electricity and rely solely on fishing for income. The potential supply of Lionfish from these co-ops makes it possible for Traditional Fisheries to cultivate new customers and work towards greater financial stability.