Regional Program for the Management of Aquatic Resources and Economic Alternatives - CLME+ HUB

MAREA    Regional Program for the Management of Aquatic Resources and Economic Alternatives

Brief Description:
to promote alternative livelihoods and to foster novel, more sustainable fishing practices. To help find employment for the many fishermen who stand to lose their jobs and to support the equipment purchases needed to assist with the creation of new job opportunities. The Program is working with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration to provide loans and outside donations to help offset the cost of upgrading village fishing boats with fiberglass to ready them to carry tourists. These joint initiatives are expected to create an opportunity for private and public investment in new, sustainable tourism activities that can employ out-of-work fishermen and divers. The project is looking for encourage local fishermen and country-level natural resource managers to adopt a broader, ecosystem-based approach to marine coastal conservation, educating local fishermen and regional leaders about rights-based mechanisms such as 鈥榗atch-shares,鈥 which grant fishermen exclusive access to fish stocks in designated areas while making other vulnerable areas off-limits.

Promover medios de vida alternativos y fomentar pr谩cticas de pesca novedosas y m谩s sostenibles. Ayudar a encontrar empleo para los muchos pescadores que pueden perder sus puestos de trabajo y apoyar la compra de equipos necesarios para ayudar con la creaci贸n de nuevas oportunidades laborales. El Programa est谩 trabajando con el Banco Centroamericano de Integraci贸n Econ贸mica para otorgar pr茅stamos y donaciones externas para ayudar a compensar el costo de mejorar los barcos de pesca de las aldeas con fibra de vidrio para prepararlos para transportar turistas. Se espera que estas iniciativas conjuntas creen una oportunidad para la inversi贸n p煤blica y privada en nuevas actividades tur铆sticas sostenibles que puedan emplear a pescadores y buceadores desempleados. El proyecto busca alentar a los pescadores locales y a los administradores de recursos naturales a nivel nacional a adoptar un enfoque m谩s amplio basado en el ecosistema para la conservaci贸n costera marina, educando a los pescadores locales y a los l铆deres regionales sobre los mecanismos basados 鈥嬧媏n los derechos, como las 'capturas compartidas', que otorgan los pescadores tienen acceso exclusivo a las poblaciones de peces en 谩reas designadas mientras que otras 谩reas vulnerables est谩n fuera de los l铆mites.
Lead Organization : Chenomics International Inc
Donor: USAID
Project ID:
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 23/01/2021

Start Date: 2010-07-02
End Date: 2015-07-07
Project Profile Manager: Nestor Windevoxhel
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
Partners: WWF, TNC, Sea Turtle Conservancy, Solimar International
Grant (USD): $13,900,000.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Belize  Costa Rica  El Salvador  Guatemala  Honduras  Nicaragua  Panama
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