Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in Guatemala

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Apr 23, 2012

Sustainable fishing across the Sarstun River

Aquaculture in the Sarstun River
Aquaculture in the Sarstun River

Our work with communities along the Sarstún River in Guatemala and Belize is to ensure the health of both the human communities and marine ecosystems. Recent strides have been made with the establishment of aquacultures. Aquacultures allow the fisherfolk to have a steady and reliable stock of bluefish to sell in the market. The project recently received a large cooler unit for storage. Since the aquaculture and cooler unit have been used, fisherfolk are reporting greater earnings when selling the fish wholesale on either side of the Sarstún River, a natural border between Belize and Guatemala.

A freezer allows fisherfolk to store their catch
A freezer allows fisherfolk to store their catch



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Project Leader

Alexa Piacenza

Program Associate
Cambridge, MA United States

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