Foster resilience strategies in Mexico’s fishing communities to strengthen their prospects for lasting ecosystem and economic productivity
Mexico’s coastal fisheries are critical to ecosystem health and the wellbeing of coastal communities. However, they are subject to natural and human-induced challenges that undermine these factors. Following a comprehensive study on resiliency in Mexico’s fishery sector conducted last year, Avance - Analisis, Investigacion y Estudios para el Desarrollo (Ethos), in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund de México, will work with fishers in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf of California to design a “toolbox” of a core set of strategies to confront and plan for present and emerging challenges to the sector. The strategies will improve the ability to thrive during periods of crisis and to move from conditions of instability to sustainability. Ethos will also engage with decision-makers about the importance of fisheries locally and in broader commercial supply chain contexts to ensure strong public sector support for these communities.