Produced by iLCP Footage and editing by Tamino Castro Images by Cristina G. Mittermeier and Mikael Castro Special Consideration to the Center for Marine Ecology for support The Moskitio people, an ethnic group living on the Mosquitio Coast, have made their living primarily as diving lobster fishermen. By diving, we mean scuba diving. As the […]
With the ban on SCUBA lobster fishing imminent, the residents of La Moskitia, Honduras, are poised to transition to a safe, sustainable, economically secure future in a fishery employing artisanal fishing practices.
On May 31, 2012, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa bunt 184 pounds of shark fins confiscated by the Honduran navy. Sosa and supporters hope that the event will help send a message to the public that shark finning is illegal and the law will be enforced. They also hope to gain support for implementing programs […]
This will be the last “commercial diving lobster season.” After that, however, hundreds of divers will be left jobless.
With the Honduran declaration of its entire maritime waters as a shark sanctuary, the President provides legal protection to sharks.
This is a great story of local fishers realizing the ecological, economic and societal value of conserving their marine ecosystem.