Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Amigos da Prainha do Canto Verde
This description of René Schärer's work was prepared when René Schärer was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
René Schärer makes it possible for local fishing communities to manage the use of their coastal waters, helping citizens and the government defuse environmental and economic threats posed by large, negligent, and unwelcome fishing vessels.
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