Commitment to Action

More Fish - A Better Future for Mesoamerican Reef Fishers

Commitment by

Mesoamerican Reef Fund

In 2013, the Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund) committed to expanding their Community Fisheries Program in the Mesoamerican Reef region, which includes Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The Community Fisheries Program supports the active participation of organized groups of fisher men and women in fisheries management and recovery, promoting an ecosystem-based approach which includes the establishment of critical fisheries recovery sites (no-take zones, fish refuges, community marine reserves). The objectives of this commitment are to protect and restore local marine ecosystems and fisheries to increase the species abundance and size, thereby improving food security and increasing fishers' incomes. This commitment will strengthen efforts in three communities currently in the program and expand the model to at least two other fishing communities. MAR Fund will provide financial support for the design, establishment, and monitoring of fisheries co-management programs developed collaboratively by local authorities.

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Commitment

More Fish - A Better Future for Mesoamerican Reef Fishers

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$567,030

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BELIZE, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO

Commitment by

Mesoamerican Reef Fund

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Cuerpos de Conservación de Omoa, FUNDAECO, KfW Bankengruppe, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, Overbrook Foundation, The Summit Foundation, Comunidad y Biodiversidad, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation