Acari Fish
 

From plague to resource.

 
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How we work

modular production system

We've spent the past year developing a replicable and scalable model to implement in rural fishing communities across Southern Mexico.  We seek to work directly with fishing cooperatives and provide the training and basic equipment necessary for local fishermen to kickstart their own small-scale production facility.  Fishermen capture and process the fish into fillets and croquettes and we manage the sale and distribution of the product.  Owing to the fragmented nature of the freshwater fishing industry in Southern Mexico, our goal is to implement a series of modules throughout the region and aggregate production to sell around Mexico and the United States.  

public awareness

Our commitment to transform the devil fish doesn't stop with processing and selling the fish.  Through partnerships with organizations like the Red Cross, UNDP and local NGOs, we routinely travel to communities around the state to give presentations and perform culinary demonstrations with the goal of driving local consumption of Acari.  We work closely with our friends at the NGO Come Tabasco including Chef Lupita Vidal to teach fishermen and their families how to fillet the fish and prepare dishes like ceviche, meatballs and the local speciality moné. 

donations to migrant shelters

We believe that our affordable, highly nutritious products made of Acari should be able to reach those most in need. The hundreds of thousands of Central Americans escaping widespread violence and poverty every year depend on the generosity of individuals and NGOs that can often provide only the most basic sustenance.  We look to improve the food security of these vulnerable populations as they seek a better life. 

 
 

“One man's trash is another man's treasure.”

 

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