Port Honduras Marine Reserve

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Chapter 8. STAKEHOLDERS

Describe how the nominated site involves stakeholders and local communities in designation and management, and specify specific coordination measures or mechanisms currently in place


Stakeholders involvement Involvement Description of involvement Specific coordination measures Comments (if any)
Institutions yes Fisheries Department and TIDE share co-management of PHMR. FD and TIDE both attend quarterly PHMR Advisory Council meetings. Quarterly Advisory Council meetings. Monthly and annual reports by TIDE to the Fisheries Department.
Public no
Decision-makers yes Government of Belize, through the Fisheries Department, sets the legislation governing PHMR and has the power to continue or terminate the co-management agreement with TIDE. Quarterly Advisory Council meetings. Monthly and annual reports by TIDE to the Fisheries Department.
Economic-sectors yes Representatives of the main fishers and tour guides associations and cooperatives sit on the PHMR Advisory Council and PHMR Community Managed Access Committee. Quarterly meetings of the Advisory Council and Managed Access Committee.
Local communities yes Representatives of PHMR's three main stakeholder communities (Punta Gorda, Punta Negra and Monkey River) sit on the Port Honduras Marine Reserve Advisory Committee, as well as the PHMR Community Managed Access Committee. Fishers are also kept informed and have the opportunity to provide input during "fishers forums" held two to three times per year. Quarterly meetings of the Advisory Council and Managed Access Committee. Fishers forums every 4-6 months.
Others no