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Año 1:

Acciones de manejo para la conservación y aprovechamiento responsable de los recursos pesqueros en Sinaloa

Resumen / Abstract

El sector pesquero es una fuente de ingresos y medios de subsistencia para millones de personas en todo el mundo. Este proyecto fomentará las buenas prácticas pesqueras, fomentará la diversificación de actividades productivas y comerciales, y fortalecerá la organización en tres cooperativas del sur de Sinaloa. Nuestros indicadores de éxito serán que las tres cooperativas pesqueras de Sinaloa elegidas en este proyecto conocerán la legislación que rige sus pesquerías y entenderán los impactos de su actividad sobre los ecosistemas, además recibirán capacitación en los temas de buenas prácticas pesqueras y alternativas de organización, producción y comercialización.  /  Fisheries are a source of income and livelihood for millions of people around the world. This project will promote good fishing practices, product diversification and commercial activities, and strengthen the organization in three fishing “cooperativas” in southern Sinaloa. Our success indicators will be that the three chosen cooperativas will get familiarized with the laws governing their fisheries and they understand the impacts of their activities on ecosystems; they’ll also receive training in good fishing practices and organizational alternatives, production and marketing.

Para ver la propuesta completa de click AQUI / To view the full proposal (in Spanish) click HERE

Informe final del 1er año / Annual report of the 1st year

Presentación del proyecto en el 2014 American Fisheries Society Western Division Annual Meeting (click en la imagen) / Project presentation at the 2014 American Fisheries Society Western Division Annual Meeting (click on the image)

Fisheries are a source of income and livelihood for millions of people around the world. This is the case of the Barras de Piaxtla community in Sinaloa, Mexico. Located within the Meseta de Cacaxtla Natural Protected Area, this fishing community is working towards building a responsible fishery together with the help of the government and academia. We have enhanced good fishing practices and environmental awareness in the community through environmental education activities. We are working on strengthening the organization of the cooperative through several coaching strategies, planning and skill-developing sessions, and promoting fishermen to exchange experiences with other fishermen in previously identified successful cooperatives. Barra’s fishermen now understand the impacts of their activities on ecosystems and work towards a responsible management of their fishery. So far we have trained environmental educators implementing the environmental education manual we designed for them. Based on perception surveys with the fishermen and several workshops, he helped them identify key needs in their organization as a cooperative and designed a step-by-step strategy in order to achieve their goal. This is an on-going conservation aimed story we hope becomes a successful replicable one across Latin American fisheries.

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Año 2:

Consolidando la conservación y aprovechamiento responsable de los recursos pesqueros en Sinaloa.

Resumen / Abstract

Cerca de 250 mil familias en México se benefician directamente de la pesca, siendo ésta una actividad con raíces profundas en las comunidades costeras. El crecimiento de la población humana y la creciente presión ejercida sobre los recursos pesqueros nos exige desarrollar estrategias de conservación efectivas para que los pescadores, junto con el océano, puedan seguir proveyéndonos de recursos. Este proyecto dará seguimiento a la implementación de buenas prácticas pesqueras y fomentará la participación de las mujeres en los procesos de desarrollo de las cooperativas. Los indicadores de éxito serán que los socios de las cooperativas pesqueras consoliden un plan de acción que contribuya a realizar un manejo ético, legal, responsable y redituable de sus recursos. Además, se diagnosticará la participación de las mujeres en las actividades pesqueras y se les capacitará a través del programa de educación para la conservación de los recursos pesqueros generado en la primera fase del proyecto.  /  In Mexico, about 250 thousand families directly benefit from fishing, this being an activity with deep roots in coastal communities. The growth of human population and increasing pressure on fisheries resources requires us to develop effective conservation strategies where fishermen, along with the ocean, can continue providing us with resources. This project will monitor the implementation of good fishing practices and encourage the participation of women in the development processes of cooperatives. Success indicators will be that members of fishing cooperatives consolidate an action plan to help to make an ethical, legal, responsible, and profitable management of their resources. In addition, the participation of women in the fishing activities will be diagnosed and they will be trained with the fisheries conservation education program developed in the first phase of the project.

Para ver la propuesta completa de click AQUI / To view the full proposal (in Spanish) click HERE

 

En el semestre Ago-Dic 2014 impartiré la asignatura “Recursos Pesqueros” de 7mo semestre de la licenciatura en biología pesquera en la FACIMAR-UAS / I’m teaching the lecture “Fish resources” in the Fisheries Biology bachelor’s degree program at FACIMAR-UAS.

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