Recently, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Rockefeller Foundation supported a study conducted by EKO Asset Management Partners (EKO) in cooperation with Rare and Oceana on how to better finance sustainable fisheries solutions.
In February, the president of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., declared the entire island nation a marine sanctuary. That means the 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surrounding the island (roughly the size of France) will no longer permit foreign commercial fishing interests.
On March 21, Wakatobi National Park received the annual award for best national park in Indonesia. A national park since 2002, Wakatobi boasts the second largest barrier reef in the world and an astonishing diversity of marine life.
To rally community support for sustainable fishing in Bindoy, Rare Fellow Richard Balauro is running a marketing campaign, in partnership with Rare. The slogan of his campaign is, “Our treasure, lets care for it.”
In November 2013, photojournalist Jason Houston visited Belize to document the daily life of the fishers and the Fish Forever partnership’s work to expand managed access to all of Belize’s marine protected areas.