Socializing the action plan
As reported before, with your help we were able to work with the Cuerpos de Conservación de Omoa (CCO) in the project “Improving Governance and the Scientific Basis of Landscape in the Paraiso, Muchilena and Chachahuala” (PAMUCH) Fish Replenishment Zone, Omoa, Honduras”,
Through this support we were able to strengthen the Governance with the participation of stakeholders, expand the information base of the landscape of PAMUCH, promote processes of scientific research and social knowledge of the lionfish and expand the technical recommendations for its control.
The results achieved with this project were:
- Improved coordination in the implementation of the existing Action Plan for conservation and management of PAMUCH, reaching agreements with institutions involved in the management, within this agreements we have: strengthening fishing groups, the physical delimitation of PAMUCH, continuing to support clean-up of the bodies of water in the protected area;
- Development of a spatial and multi-temporal analysis of the micro-basins that influence PAMUCH fish replenishment zone. The files generated will serve as planning and management tools for the micro watersheds;
- Development of the study "Determination of the Distribution and Relative Abundance of the Lionfish in the Cuyamel Wildlife Refuge - PAMUCH Zone" carried out by Personnel of the Department of Biology of the UNAH-Valle Sula with the support of CCO. The results obtained through this study cannot be shared yet, since there are still in the analysis phase. To date what has been gathered is a database; descriptive statistics; media, fashion and frequency distribution; among others;
- Development of a control and surveillance plan coordinated by the Dirección General de Pesca y Acuicultura (DIGEPESCA) for the marine patrols and the Instituto Nacional de Conservación Forestal Áreas Protegidas y Vida Silvestre (ICF) for the land patrols.
All support provided has been possible thanks to your involvement, each activity developed takes us closer to the thriving resource we want our future generations to enjoy.
Thank you for your help and for believing in our work.
The MAR Fund Team.
Patrols in PAMUCH