Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef

 
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    New support for Cuyamel Omoa in Honduras
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    On January 29, 2015, the Grants Review Committee of MAR Fund gathered together in Guatemala City to evaluate and recommend fo approval the proposals that were submitted during the 7th Request for Proposals. Cuerpos de Conservación de Omoa, the NGO that co-administrates the Cuyamel Omoa National Park, submitted the...
    • 1 week ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fishermen plan management strategies in Sarstun
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    After a two-phase project of participatory design of fish refuges and fisheries co-management areas in the Río Sarstún Multiple Use Area in Guatemala, the fishermen have achieved very important results such as: A research protocol was designed to establish the baseline for commercial fish...
    • 3 months ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 1 donation
    • 6 months ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Gulf of Honduras Tri National Fishermen Forum
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    From July 31 to August 1st, the Fifth Tri National Fishermen Forum from the Gulf of Honduras was held in Punta Gorda, Belize.  It was organized by the Tri National Alliance for the Conservation of the Gulf of Honduras - TRIGOH -. The main objective of the forum was to strengthen the network of fish refuges in the...
    • 6 months ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fishermen Fora in the Gulf of Honduras
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    During the months of May and June, 2014, the national fishermen fora in each of the three countries of the Gulf of Honduras were held. Under the coordination of the Tri national Alliance for the development of the Gulf of Honduras -TRIGOH-, fishermen associations and authorities spent a day discussing fisheries issues....
    • 10 months ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 2 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 4 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fisheries co-management in Omoa for second phase
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    After the successfull first phase of the fisheries co-management project developed by the NGO Cuerpos de Conservación de Omoa in the Cuyamel-Omoa National Park, in Honduras during 2013, the MAR Fund approved a second phase for the project. The objectives for this second phase are: Strengthen the enforcement of...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Community fisheries recovery sites in Sarstun
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    The first initiative of fisheries recovery sites in the Río Sarstún Multiple Use Area in Guatemala has had a very good acceptance from the fishers, authorities and private sector. It also has reached important previous results. A research protocol to establish the baseline of the proposed fisheries recovery...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Great progress in Cuyamel - Omoa National Park
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    The NGO Cuerpos de Conservación de Omoa, co-adminsitrator of the Cuyamel - Omoa National Park, has done an extraordinary diagnosis on the status of the fisheries resources within the protected area.  This diagnostic was developed jointly with fishers from several coastal communities: Chachaguala, Muchilena,...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Sarstun and Omoa to co-manage fishing resources for its sustainable use and conservation
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    As the co-management action plan moves forward in the Punta de Manabique Wildlife Refuge in Guatemala, another fishing comunnities from the region have began a co-management initiative on their own: Omoa, within the Cuyamel - Omoa National Park, in Honduras; and Barra Sarstún, Cocolí, San Juan and Buena Vista,...
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 4 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Co-managers moving forward!
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    Now that the fishing communities are taking their role as co-managers, they began by identifying action lines that they should work on, in order to empower themselves as resources managers.  The action lines identified...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fishers / co-managers starting their new role!
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    In recognition of the importance of this signing of the fisheries co-management agreement as a first step towards conservation of fishing resources and marine ecosystems, authorities from the Council of Protected Areas (CONAP), the Fisheries Department (DIPESCA) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Punta de Manabique, mission accomplished !!
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    We are very happy to share with you the exciting news that on July, 2012, the first fishing co-management agreement between authorities and civil society was signed in Guatemala. Now, fishermen of the four communities from Bahía La Graciosa and Puerto Barrios will share responsibilities with the authorities to...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Punta de Manabique, ready for co-management!
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    After fifteen months of efforts and hard work, three fishing communities of La Graciosa Bay and one from Puerto Barrios, Izabal, and the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP; Spanish acronym) have reached the point of signing the co-management agreement for three fisheries recovery sites and a co-management area. If...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 8 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    No-take zones: effective recovery mechanisms!
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    After only two years of the Community Fisheries project’s implementation in the Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park, Mexico, fish stock has shown an admirable recovery inside the established fisheries recovery sites (fish refuges or no-take zones). Fishermen are very happy, because they have begun witnessing how...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Make a holiday donation to the MAR reef!
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    Dear friends, The holidays are here, and all of us at MAR Fund are taking a moment to reflect and give thanks for those who support us.  We have received a number of donations through GlobalGiving this year, and we’re very grateful to all of you!  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank donors who...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Give the MAR reef fishermen a chance to be heard
    By - Claudio Gonzalez - Technical Coordinator
    Dear friends, The 64th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) meeting will be held in Puerto Morelos the first week of November 2011. This will be a great opportunity for our MAR fishermen to be heard and to meet scientists and researchers who can support the work they are doing in the region.  They...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fisheries co-management in Punta de Manabique
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    The three fishing communities that are involved in the co-management project within La Graciosa Bay; La Graciosa, Laguna Santa Isabel and Punta Gruesa have achieved interesting advances and are walking the right way on their co-management project in Guatemala. The co-management area and the three no-take zones proposed by...
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Moving forward to regional fisheries co-management
    By - Maria José González - Executive Director
    We are very excited that our first two pilot projects have had great results and impacts and still on the right track. Now, with our third pilot project on its way, we are convinced that we will get even more satisfactory results. In Honduras, a co-management action plan for the fishing territories was prepared jointly by...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 7 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Spreading the fisheries co-management
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    In Mexico, the Puerto Morelos Fishing Cooperative have completed the second phase of the monitoring in the established no-take zones and fishing areas within the Puerto Morelos National Park. After two years of coordinated work, they are now negotiating with the authorities how the monitoring will continue and how they can...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Winner of the Gladding Memorial Award 2010
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    Last October 2010, the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) announced that Ms. Angelica Mendez, a fisherwoman from Livingston, Guatemala and Manager of the Guatemalan Caribbean Network of Fishers, was the recipient of the Gladding Memorial Award (GMA), 2010. This, in recognition of her efforts towards conservation...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fantastic opportunity to raise your support!!!
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    On September 24, 2010, we made a field visit to the incredible Barras de Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, to talk with the Board of Directors from the Asociación de Pescadores La Rosita, Cuero y Salado (APROCUS) about how they felt after the co-management agreement was signed.  Looks like the co-management...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    The Puerto Morelos Fishermen in action!
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    We would love to share with you this short video clip created by Mr. Joaquín de la Torre from the Healthy Reefs Initiative (HRI) with full support from COBI, the NGO that is providing the technical assistance to our project in Mexico. The video shows how the fishermen from the Puerto Morelos Fishing Cooperative monitor the...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fishing co-management agreement signed in Honduras
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    On August 12, 2010, at 10:30 am, at the Forestry Conservation Institute (ICF) facilities in La Ceiba City, Honduras, the agreement between the Asociación de Pescadores La Rosita, Cuero y Salado (APROCUS) and the Cuero y Salado Foundation (FUCSA), the foundation that administrates the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, was...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fishermen monitoring the MAR reef
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    During the first week of May, 2010, a workshop was given to evaluate the monitoring techniques learned by the Puerto Morelos Cooperative fishermen and used for the registration of fish, corals, key invertebrates, bottom complex, and substratum type. The workshop was conducted by people from the Natural Protected Areas...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    The co-management continues
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    The two pilot projects of our Community Fisheries Program have completed the first phase with some very interesting results. In Mexico, the Puerto Morelos Fishing Cooperative, has completed two full monitoring exercises. With the assistance of the Mexican NGO Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI) the Cooperative has...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 11 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Community Fisheries
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    In México, the Puerto Morelos Fishing Cooperative, with the technical assistance of the NGO Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI), has completed their second monitoring phase in the 13 strategic sites in the reef and now they will compare these results with the results from the first monitoring phase. This will give them...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    A Postcard from Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef
    By - Mark Skeith - Visitor
    The Mesoamerican reef presents not only a great deal of biodiversity but also a lifeline of fish stock to villagers along its 1,000 km stretch of coastline. The GlobalGiving-sponsored MAR Fund has been very busy over the last 5 years helping community development organizations in Mexico, Belize, and Honduras participate in...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    After all the necessary paperwork with the project developers in the protected areas in both Mexico and Honduras, our two community marine reserve pilot projects have finally kicked off. In Puerto Morelos, México, the Fishing Cooperative, has started the reef monitoring with the assessment of the National Park...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 5 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Update from the field.
    By - María José González - Executive Director
    After three successful workshops, where expectations were exceeded in almost every way, the results started showing almost immediately. In Puerto Morelos, México, the Fishing Cooperative, has been working with the National Park Administration designating no take zones. This will be one of the two community marine...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Fisheries workshops in Guatemala and Honduras
    By - María José González - Executive Director MAR Fund
    To learn about the possibility of establishing community marine reserves in the MAR region, the MAR Fund developed three diagnostic studies. These included an evaluation of the fishing organizations and the needs of fishing communities and the legal frameworks in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras regarding community...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 10 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef posted a progress report
    Workshop on Community Marine Reserves in Mexico
    By - María José González - Executive Director MAR Fund
    As part of the activities to support fishers in the Mesoamerican Reef, the first in a series of four workshops on ecosystem-based management of fisheries and community marine reserves was offered from 3 to 6 December, 2007. This first workshop took place in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. The workshop was designed and...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef has received 1 donation
    • 8 years ago
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Maria Jose Gonzalez

Executive Director
Guatemala, Guatemala

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