The deterioration of fishing areas off the Caribbean Coast of Honduras put pressure on fishers to engage in illicit activities such as illegal cross-border fishing or to migrate to the United States. The Centro de Estudios Marinos (CEM) will work in ten fishing communities and with fishers’ associations in fisheries management in the Puerto Cortes and Omoa municipalities to strengthen their organizational capacity and to improve governance of coastal marine resources. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance and expand economic opportunity in Honduras. CEM’s activities bolster efforts to protect coastal marine resources that communities depend on.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Strengthening governance of coastal marine resources in Omoa and Puerto Cortes, Honduras||Honduras||2018 – 2021||$319,550||$320,800||1,100 individuals||10,000 individuals||civic engagement
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management