Conch season in Belize opens today (1st October), and so our Community Liaison Officer has been out at the Lighthouse Reef Atoll this week, conducting boat-to-boat outreach with the fisherfolk who depend on the sustainability of the fisheries at the atoll for their livelihoods.

As well as reminding the fishers of the conch regulations and ecosystem health, we've been speaking to them about their expectations for the season and any struggles small scale fisheries are facing, offering support where we can.

Our boat-to-boat outreach has proved a highly efficient strategy for engaging with the fishers, and taking a partnership approach - combined with our regular conch monitoring work - will help to ensure sustainable stocks for years to come.

Belize Audubon Society

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