Ocean View Fisheries Limited

Ayana interviewing Barbuda Fisheries and Park staff about their concerns and priorities.1. What are your concerns?

2. What do you want your ocean to look like?

3. How can we help you get there?

Concept: Empower communities to address their concerns and to create a community-driven sustainable ocean policy, by providing tools and information.

Of course, it’s never that simple, but that’s the approach we’re taking in Barbuda, where I’m leading the Waitt Institute’s role in the Barbuda Blue Halo Initiative.Non-Barbudan fisher with his netted catch of parrotfish. :

What are your concerns?: There is MUCH less of everything – fish, lobster, conch. Outsiders are coming in and overfishing. There is new fishing targeted at parrotfish, the key herbivores. People are now using nets and bleach on the reefs. There is too much fishing in the lagoon, the key nursery habitat. People are catching juveniles and catching lobster with eggs. There is not enough access to markets to sell fish.Barbudan fisher, Shane, with a large lobster. ecies (like lionfish) are arriving. [Sadly, these concerns are becoming more and more universal.]

What do you want your ocean to look like?: More fish and healthier reefs that support better livelihoods for fishermen and a strong tourism sector. Restored coastal fisheries so fishermen don’t have to go so far offshore (dangerous in small boats) and spend so much money on fuel.Barbudan fishermen take a break from dominos to discuss ocean zoning with the Waitt Institute team. s that didn’t damage the habitats, taking only what they could sell, not taking all the parrotfish that clean the reef, and not taking too much of any one thing in one place. Future generations fishing and eating fish, and knowing what a maca chub is. (It’s a big parrotfish, whose numbers have plummeted.)

How can we help you get there?: Provide data about the fisheries and the reefs. Share ideas for policies to address these concerns and restore the ocean. Compile information on what has worked elsewhere. Answer questions about marine biology. Provide education to the kids and the community about the ocean and the reefs. Suggest ways to enforce coastal regulations, because without enforcement it is all meaningless.

RFF Press The Common Wealth in Ocean Fisheries: Some Problems of Growth and Economic Allocation (RFF Agriculture and Fisheries Set)
Book (RFF Press)

From the northeast list of good/best

2006-11-06 13:37:17 by wondering_woman

Fish, I think I'm making good choices
Catfish (Farmed)
Caviar (Farmed)
Char, Arctic (Farmed)
Clams (Farmed)
Clams, Softshell/Steamers (Wild-Caught)
Crab, Dungeness
Crab, Imitation (U.S. caught from Alaska)
Crab, Snow (Canada)
Croaker, Atlantic
Halibut, Pacific
Herring, Atlantic Sardines Kippers
Lobster, Spiny (U.S. and Australia)
Mussels (Farmed)
Oysters (Farmed)
Pollock (U.S. caught from Alaska)
Salmon (Wild-Caught Alaska)
Squid, Longfin
Striped Bass (Farmed)
Striped Bass (Wild-Caught)
Sturgeon (Farmed)
Tilapia (U

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