Kingfisher Foundation

Live reef fish trade assessment

Kingfisher, an independent foundation with a strong interest in marine conservation, hired CEA to conduct a supply chain assessment of the live reef food fish trade in the Coral Triangle. Through a literature review and extensive interviews, we documented the flow of these valuable fish (e.g., leopard coral trout, humphead wrasse) through fishermen, intermediaries, traders, Hong Kong wholesalers, and mainland Chinese consumers, documenting value along the way, and suggesting potential philanthropic interventions.