Publicado por: pongpesca | 2015/10/29

New system, new hope for thousands of fishermen in Belize

Yonardo Cus handlines from his small panga off the coast of Pinta Gorda, Belize. A full cooler of small snapper might be worth $100 for his day of work. From an assignment for Rare and Orvis with support from Environmental Defense Fund, the Belize Fisheries Department, and Wildlife Conservation Society to document the Fish Forever program in Belize.

A fisherman and father of four, Yonardo Cus was becoming increasingly worried that the catch from the Belize Barrier Reef on which his family depends was running out.Spiny lobster catches had plunged from 200 to 20 per day during his 20 years in business, and some fish populations by one-third. All the while, Yonardo’s income dropped, and he wasn’t alone.

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Fonte: Environmental Defense Fund – 27 de Outubro de 2015

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