Expanding Sustainable and Environmentally Responsible Production of Seaweed (Euchuma Isoforme and Gracelaria spp) into the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve
Expanding Sustainable and Environmentally Responsible Production of Seaweed (Euchuma Isoforme and Gracelaria spp) into the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve
The goal of this project is to further reduce fishing dependency and pressure in and around the BBRRS-WHS (GSSCMR and LBCNP) in the north tip of the Gladden and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, and strengthen the institutional and financial capacity of the PPCSL by establishing ten more renewable, sustainable seaweed farms.

This project is directly in line with the first objective of the COMPACT Phase II Strategy, “to expand the sustainable livelihoods options for community group who impact the reef system with a view towards reducing stressors on the BBRS-WHS”. The project will accomplish this by providing training to 25 fishers with priority given to the members of the PPCSL, who will then be responsible for establishing and maintaining the seaweed farms. As the original seaweed ‘seeds’ stay in the farms even after repeated trimmings, this is a sustainable, renewable activity that will generate income by the stakeholders (Objective 1.1 in COMPACTs updated Site Strategy of BBRS-WHS).
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Placencia Producers Cooperative Society
Country:
Belize
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 20,250.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 49,560.00
Project Number:
BZE/COMPACT/OP5/Y3/CORE/BD/13/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
An outside consultant will be hired to offer this training, ideally in the first four months of the project but as above, before product is harvested. This informal training will be associated with the development of the marketing strategy.
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Describe how you plan to capture, share and disseminate the knowledge, lessons learned and good practices gained through the implementation of the project. As stated above, the PPCSL will be actively involved in negotiating on a documentary to communicate project benefits and results.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Sydney Lopez Jr.
Phone: 667-3503
Email: placenciacoop@gmail.com
 

Address

Placencia Village
Stann Creek , Latin America & Caribbean , 501

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
Phone:
(501) 822-2462
Email:

Address

UNDP Belize,3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex ,P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road,
Belmopan, Central America