The AquaBlue Group sea cucumbers farms, within Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia, will offer local communities an alternative livelihood to employment in the predominant travel and tourism industry.
This creates new opportunities, boosts enterprise and widens skill-sets with on-the-job training and certification courses. Sustainable income is essential to improve the lives of struggling coastal communities both economically and in terms of morale and confidence.
The availability of sustainable seafood also enhances the restaurant trade which in turn impacts tourism in certain destinations and locales. This has a knock-on effect too to the livelihoods of those working at a grassroots level.