Photo case study by Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) on fish sanctuaries in Jamaica’s Portland Bight Protected Area
The Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) is a civil society organisation established in 1997 that manages the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) in south central Jamaica – including three Fish Sanctuaries – on behalf of the Jamaican government. This photo story explains how C-CAM is working to develop and implement Fish Sanctuaries in the PBPA, where fishing is the main source of income for most people. This action was deemed necessary because over the last 50 years, the PBPA’s fisheries have been in decline due to overfishing, bad fishing practices, pollution and climate change. Recognising that fishers need to be involved if any interventions were to have long-term success, C-CAM led the establishment of the Portland Bight Fisheries Management Council (PBFMC), which has been meeting for more than 20 years. Learn about the achievements of the PBFMC in the C-CAM photo story, which was produced under the PISCES project.