The Manju´a Fishery of Guatemala’s Caribbean: Balancing the Needs for Regional Ecosystem Productivity and National Food Security

The Manju´a Fishery of Guatemala’s Caribbean: Balancing the Needs for Regional Ecosystem Productivity and National Food Security

Primary Country: Thailand
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) $US 0.50 per pound paid for salted and dried manju ́a for years 1999 and 2010, far lower than for any other fishery species in the region (b) $US 800,000 aggregate value of the fishery or 7% of the value of the regional fishery value in year 2000 (c) 2.75 million pounds per year for manjūa fishery harvest or 20% of the annual fishery landings of the entire trip-national GOH region in 1999.
Region: Americas

Publication information

Heyman, W. P. Granados-Dieseldorff “The Manju´a Fishery of Guatemala’s Caribbean: Balancing the Needs for Regional Ecosystem Productivity and National Food Security” FOCUS on Geography (2011) 54 2: 50 pp., 2011

Addtional Notes

 

In 2005 and then in 2010 some restrictions on fishery season and fishing regulations were implemented. 

Study suggests: 

1) reducing by-catch mortality whereby fishers carefully and rapidly return by-catch to the sea

2) reducing the total fishing effort through limited access licensing, limiting total harvest volume, and increasing closed seasons and areas

3) ensuring equity in the marketing of the product whereby fishers get a higher percentage of the total price and thus can still make a living while catching less volume.

 


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