Fishers and Changemakers, Inc.
Balangay's Best is the brand of high-quality, naturally processed, wild-caught sustainable seafood products made by artisan Filipino Fishers. It is manufactured and distributed by Fishers & Changemakers, Inc.. FCI is a pioneer and lone social enterprise that partners with local artisan fishing communities to manufacture and distribute high quality Balangay's Best seafood products using sustainable technologies and equitable business practices in the Philippines. It was established on October 2014 during the rehabilitation efforts in Bantayan Island, Cebu to journey with selected fishers as they fully recover from the typhoon's aftermath.
Recently, FCI sealed a partnership with RARE Philippines, a global non-profit organization currently working in 7 countries, to collaborate in addressing various environmental problems and promote conservation by focusing on helping communities adopt sustainable behaviors toward their natural resources. Through this partnership, it enable them to expand to (6) six communities in the following municipalities - Looc and Lubang of Mindoro Occidental; Ayungon and Bindoy or Negros Oriental; and Cantilan and Cortez of Surigao del Sur.