Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef

 
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Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef

Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef
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Utila fishing town

Utila fishing town
This is one of several small fishing towns that surround Utila, one of the Bay Islands in Honduras. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fisherman in Río Dulce

Fisherman in Río Dulce
This fisherman has just captured a Tilapia in Río Dulce, Guatemala, which drains into the Bay of Amatique, on the Caribbean. Many fishermen work in the Bay area and their catches have been dramatically reduced. It is important to establish adequate management of the resource before it is too late. (view small | med | large | orig)

Recently caught grouper

Recently caught grouper
This grouper was caught by a member of the María Elena fishing camp in Quintana Roo, Mexico. This camp includes fishermen who are interested in participating in the management of their fisheries. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women sorting anchovies

Women sorting anchovies
Women of Punta de Manabique, Guatemala, picking "manjúa", a type of anchovy, from the fishing nets. This species used to be the main fisheries in the region, but it has been overfished, and now has a reduced open season. (view small | med | large | orig)

To the market

To the market
Fish stall in the market of Puerto Cortez. An important issue regarding fisheries management involves adequate market and commerce of the products. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fishermen from Honduras

Fishermen from Honduras
These fishermen fish in the Cayos Cochinos Marine Reserve of Honduras. Here they are working on an exercise to identify possible no-take zones within their fishing areas. (view small | med | large | orig)

Reef monitoring in Puerto Morelos National Park

Reef monitoring in Puerto Morelos National Park
This is Cristóbal, one of the eleven fishers from the Puerto Morelos Fishing Cooperative that was trained in reef monitoring skills. Now, along with his ten budies, he's working with the Park's Administrator to create the base line of the reef's health status. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fisher women of Guatemala

Fisher women of Guatemala
Many fisher women of the Guatemalan Atlantic coast participated in the workshop. Here, Lisette is presenting the possible no-take zones for her fishing area. (view small | med | large | orig)

Living in the Caribbean shore.

Living in the Caribbean shore.
This is a fishing community of the Sarstún River, which drains into the guatemalan Caribbean. Here it can be seen how close to the water they live, therefore, how important it is to empower them in the co-management of the natural resources that they depend on. (view small | med | large | orig)

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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