Founded in 2006 by siblings Zita, Alan, and Anthony Cobb, Shorefast is a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Shorefast is helping to create cultural stickiness and a more diverse economic landscape on Fogo Island through the implementation of a holistic set of charitable programs and social businesses. 

A shorefast is the line and mooring used to attach a traditional cod trap to the shore. It is a strong symbol of Fogo Island’s cod fishing heritage, and we chose this name because it symbolizes a belief in the importance of holding on to community and culture and in the power of authentic connections between individuals, their communities, culture, and place.

To learn more about Shorefast, visit http://shorefast.org/.