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Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef



This project will provide funding to at least 5 fishing communities along the Mesoamerican Reef coast in order to encourage community participation in the management of local fish stocks.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many communities that live along the Mesoamerican coast are dependent on nearby fish stocks as a primary source of food and for their livelihoods. Additionally abundant fish populations are a key component in a healthy reef. By encouraging community participation in the management of these fish populations, the local people are empowered to take control of their futures and are given a unique opportunity to learn about fisheries management.

How will this project solve this problem?

Organized fishing communities will be able to request support through an open proposal presentation process, ranging from organizational strengthening, to monitoring their resources or developing management plans.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will educate and empower fishing communities to effectively co-manage the natural resources they depend on for their livelihoods. This leads to sustainable fishing practices and conservation in the reef.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,674
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $87,326
Total Funding Goal: $90,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Maria Jose Gonzalez

Executive Director
Guatemala, Guatemala

Where is this project located?

Map of Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef
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