Momo Kochen is a technical fisheries consultant with over 10 years of experience working in small scale fisheries projects globally. Momo developed and oversaw the implementation of the world’s first Fair Trade certified seafood – Indonesian yellowfin tuna, and has supported the development and implementation of multiple official and unofficial Fisheries Improvement Projects across Indonesia, the Caribbean and Latin America focused on supply chain enhancement as well as multiple data collection and traceability initiatives in these small scale fisheries.
Momo is passionate about all things related to small-scale fisheries, especially the concept of bringing the community and fishers into the sustainability conversation and having them specify how they would like to engage, how they feel they can contribute and ultimately benefit from the increasing spectrum of work. She holds an MSc in Fisheries and Marine Resource Management from Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands, and a BSc in Marine Science from National University of Ireland, Galway. Momo is a founder of the Indonesian grassroots NGO, Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) and an active contributor to Future of Fish, a US based NGO working globally on business solutions for ocean challenges.