Belize's fishing industry has significantly contributed to the country's economic growth through employment creation, food security, income generation, and foreign exchange earnings. The sector, encompassing fisheries and aquaculture, accounted for an average of 12% of total exports from 2015 to 2021. Currently, the fisheries sector directly employs more than 3,000 fisherfolks … [Read more...] about Charting a Sustainable Path: Revitalizing Belize’s Fisheries Through Science, Policy, and Empowerment
Tobago is renowned for its sandy beaches, great weather, beautiful tropical landscapes, and friendly people. But the island is also home to transcendent nature-based assets such as the internationally known Buccoo Reef and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, the oldest legally protected forest reserve in the western hemisphere. All of these characteristics will be key to a … [Read more...] about Ocean resources are key to a sustainable and resilient recovery in Tobago
On August 12, 2020, the IDB hosted a webinar on how the Blue Economy can help to spark a sustainable and inclusive recovery in the Caribbean after COVID-19. The event aimed to promote the Blue Economy as a key driver for recovery, raise awareness of the importance of ocean and coastal resources beyond fisheries and tourism and highlight the IDB’s agenda on this … [Read more...] about Can the Blue Economy spark a sustainable and inclusive recovery in the Caribbean?