Port Honduras Marine Reserve

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Chapter 9. IMPLEMENTATION MECHANISM

Describe the mechanisms and programmes that are in place in regard to each of the following management tools in the nominated site (fill only the fields that are relevant for your site)


Management tools Existing Mechanisms and programmes in place Comments (if any)
Public awareness, education, and information dissemination programmes yes Community Stewardship Program, Junior Stewardship Program, Community Researchers, TIDE Scholarship Program, Visitor education and interpretation, Tourism Best Practices, School field trips, TIDE Summer Camp and TIDE Freshwater Cup.
Capacity building of staff and management yes Rangers receive on-going training in law enforcement, public relations, boat navigation, and other skills required, including training as Special Constables.
Research, data storage, and analysis yes Research program, monitoring program, collaboration with other institutions and universities.
Surveillance and enforcement yes Patrols, Zoning, boundaries and Regulations Inter-agency Collaboration, Reporting
Participation of exterior users yes Managed access fisheries.
Alternative and sustainable livelihoods yes Tourism development, seaweed farming, chicken-rearing as a supplemental livelihood, support of local fishing cooperative to add value to marine products.
Adaptative management yes Incremental, data driven expansion of replenishment zones. Targeting of patrols according to location and timing of illegal activities. Policy recommendations based on research results (e.g. conch size limit should be based on shell lip thickness, rather than shell length).