Developing a Best Practices Guide for Fishers
During her graduate internship with Conservation International, Mary Luna conducted literature and field research, as well as meetings with stakeholders to create a best practices guide for fishers operating in the Corumbau Marine Extractive Reserve in Brazil. While in Brazil, Mary attended meetings with stakeholders and traveled to field locations where she learned more about the fishing gear and vessel types. She also sought to find solutions to challenges related to supply and demand – this included looking for opportunities posed by national and international markets. In addition, she sought solutions for infrastructural challenges that she learned about while completing her research.