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Aug 25, 2015

Challenges Facing Belizean Fishers Documented

British Honduras was built on logwood and mahogany trade. That colonial history was based on exploitation of natural resources and people.  Though we have achieved independence, Belizeans still depend on the natural resources as a food source as well as an avenue for economic activity.   Along the coast of the Jewel, many villagers contribute to the country’s marine export revenue. But, the following report, done in conjunction with Wildlife Conservation Society, shows that the rough sea is only one challenge facing Belize’s fishers.


{Feature on the fisheries industry….}


In Wednesday’s newscast, we’ll have part two of this story on fisheries. 

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