The Belize Model for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries; a partnership success story
Monday, 5 June 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ

Side Event

Organising Partners: Permanent Mission of Belize to the UN; Belize Fisheries Department; the Environmental Defense Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Nature Conservancy

The Government of Belize together with its partners - the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nature Conservancy - will showcase a dynamic strategy for ecosystem based fisheries management that combines marine tenure, harvest control, protected areas, the empowerment of fisher folks and multi-stakeholder partnerships towards the advancement of sustainable small scale fisheries. The side event will demonstrate effective approaches for science policy interface, empowering women in the fisheries sector, leveraging finance and markets to reinforce good management, and the lessons learnt from co-management and community based management for fisheries governance.