Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef

by Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund)
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Summary

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.
$90,000
total goal
$87,301
remaining
45
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.marfund.org
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Organization Information

Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund)

Location: Guatemala - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​www.marfund.org
Project Leader:
Maria Jose Gonzalez
Executive Director
Guatemala, Guatemala

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