Re: Most endangered bonefish destinations?


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Posted by Mary Toy on 2010-09-23 12:41:47 in reply to Most endangered bonefish destinations? posted by Bjorn on 2010-09-22 23:40:37

Coastal development (including development on the cayes), gill netting and shrimp trawling are the major threats to bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook populations in Belize.

To attempt to protect fish habitat, Placencia and Ambergris Caye have joined together with the Environmental Law Alliance International and formed the Grand Slam Alliance.

The primary goal of the Grand Slam Alliance is to stop the destruction of flats, mangroves, corals, and sea grass beds that are critical for fish and promote sustainable development by helping our communities craft master plans for coastal development, strengthening and enforcing laws and regulations aimed at protecting sport fish and their habitat, community education, and helping communities speak out to protect fish and critical habitat.

The Alliance has a Website at www.grandslamalliance.org You can also find out more about what is happening in the Placencia and Ambergris Caye areas at www.saveourpeninsula.org (Peninsula Citizens for Sustainable Development) and http://sites.google.com/site/accsdbze/ (Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development).

PCSD also publishes a newspaper, Roots and Reef, that can be downloaded from www.saveourpeninsula.org/newsletter/pcsd-newsletter.html (The latest edition will be available on the Website later today.)

Thanks to Phil for bringing this to our attention -- and thanks to all of you who might be able to help in our efforts.

Mary


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