Fish Forever Essentials
The Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) is the second largest barrier reef in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. With over 600 miles of essential habitats, stretching across the Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, the livelihoods of over two million people across the region depend directly on the reef’s health. Community-based small-scale fisheries across the MAR form a crucial part of the regional economy, provide food and jobs for thousands of small-scale fishers, and are a central component of the region’s cultural fabric.
Fish Forever in Guatemala works with fishing communities and municipal governments to build and strengthen coastal fisheries management. Learn more about the Fish Forever program with this short video.
Guatemala Footprint Data
Summarized below are data collected across all Fish Forever communities and managed access areas. In Honduras, subnational governments are departments and local governments are municipalities. Managed access areas are defined by municipal administrative boundaries.
Explore each area where Fish Forever works by selecting one or multiple subnational governments, local governments and managed access areas. The data are the sum of the selected areas.
Use the following links to view ecological data collected through field surveys, fisheries production data collected through our digital catch data collection app, OurFish, and socioeconomic data collected through household surveys.