Resources

Nassau Grouper in Belize - Story of Carlton Young

Listen to the story that veteran fisherman, Carlton Young, has to share about the need for sustainable fishing practices. In his years of fishing, he has witnessed a marked decline in the fishing population.

Climate Change Poster

Poster on the impacts of climate change on fisheries

Resumen Ejecutivo: Diagnóstico de Capacidades Digitales en Comunidades Pesqueras de Pequeña Escala en México

Recomendaciones para la transformación digital en la pesca de pequeña escala. Estas pueden ser utilizadas por organizaciones sociales, académicas, la iniciativa privada, el sector pesquero y otros actores interesados en el tema.

Piloto para incrementar el valor de la pesquería de merluza del norte del Golfo de California

Este piloto parte de la premisa que al mejorar el manejo post-captura de la merluza del Golfo de California es posible incrementar la calidad del producto. Con ello, se podrían obtener mejores márgenes de utilidad para las y los integrantes de la cadena de valor (i.e., producción, transformación y comercialización) de esta especie.

Diagnóstico de capacidades digitales en las comunidades pesqueras de pequeña escala en México

Este trabajo presenta un diagnóstico de las capacidades digitales del sector pesquero de pequeña escala en México, entendidas como el cúmulo de habilidades para utilizar dispositivos digitales, incluidas las redes sociales y tecnológicas sobre las cuales interactúan los dispositivos, fundamentadas en la confianza en los procesos digitales y en sus recursos monetarios.

Shark and Ray Recovery Fact Sheet 2 - Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

Recovery of tiger, bull, and reef sharks in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico: A bold decision from the local community – to give up their fishing rights and voluntarily extend the protection around their local reef – has played a critical role in the regeneration of one of Mexico’s most important shark hotspots.

A rising tide lifts all boats

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of an alternative approach to how we could use digital technologies in service to marine conservation outcomes in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Lessons learned and public policy recommendations on adaptation to climate change in artisanal fisheries and small-scale aquaculture in Chile [Policy brief].

This document is part of the project “Strengthening the adaptive capacity to climate change in the fisheries and aquaculture sector of Chile. This document presents the primary results and innovative aspects of the project, in keeping with its three main components: strengthening of public and private institutional capacities; improvement of the adaptive capacity of artisanal fisheries and small-scale aquaculture; and strengthening knowledge and awareness about climate change in fishing and aquaculture communities

Cambio Climático en México: Recomendaciones de Política Pública para la Adaptación del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola

Este documento presenta un análisis detallado de la situación de la pesca y la acuacultura de México ante la perspectiva y el desafío que constituye el cambio climático global, bajo la perspectiva ambiental y el marco jurídico existente que establece las líneas a seguir para la adaptación al cambio climático en el sector de interés

Nassau Grouper Against the Clock in Belize

This short-film is a call to action addressed to decision-makers and fishers in Belize. It shows the critical status of this species throughout the wider Caribbean, and the success stories documented by scientists studying its recovery within properly enforced, protected areas.

The film promotes the closed season for Nassau grouper from December to March, and it informs of size limits in Belize throughout the year.

Nassau Grouper Against the Clock

This short-film is a call to action addressed to decision-makers that promotes the closed season for Nassau grouper from December to March. It shows the critical status of this species throughout the wider Caribbean, and the success stories documented by scientists studying its recovery within properly enforced, protected areas.

Rapid Assessment Toolkit for Sharks and Rays

WWF and the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries & Aquaculture (CSTFA) at James Cook University have developed the first Rapid Assessment Toolkit focused on sharks and rays. The Toolkit consists of practical and simple step-by-step guidelines for collecting basic information using six complimentary tools.

Cuba - Gardens of the Queen Enforcement Plan

The main objective of this assessment is to design a cost effective control and vigilance system for the Gardens of the Queen marine protected area (MPA).

The Ecuador Blueprint - A plan to strengthen coastal marine protected areas

In this report, we analyze the legal framework, competencies and jurisdictions of all marine enforcement agencies in order to design a cost effective national surveillance system for Ecuador’s MPAs.

Barbuda Blue Halo Enforecement Blueprint

The Barbuda Blue Halo Initiative (BBHI) aims to develop sustainable ocean policy and local management capacity for the enforcement of fishery regulations within the Codrington Lagoon National Park (CLNP) and throughout Barbuda’s near shore jurisdictional waters (3NM). The BBHI represents a collaborative effort among the Barbuda Council, the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, and the Waitt Institute.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a queen conch (Aliger gigas) fishery in The Bahamas

The onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in early 2020 led to a dramatic rise in unemployment and fears about food-security throughout the Caribbean region. Subsistence fisheries were one of the few activities permitted during emergency lockdown in The Bahamas, leading many to turn to the sea for food. This study highlights the role of small-scale fisheries as a ‘natural insurance’ against socio-economic shocks and a source of resilience for small island communities at times of crisis. It also underscores the risks to food security and long-term sustainability of fishery stocks posed by overexploitation of natural resources.