Mexican Marine Reserves Project Intern
Kanan Kay Alliance
Quintana Roo, Mexico
The focus of this internship will be to support the group project “Systematizing the Implementation of Fisheries Reserves in the Mexican Caribbean” though determining economic costs and benefits of having and implementing FRs through community and stakeholder engagement. The challenge with effective FRs stem from a large initial cost and lack of immediate benefits, so once associated costs with establishing a FR are understood, the intern will explore alternative avenues that create more rapid economic benefits and growth for the communities (e.g., options that increase fishing efficiency or product values) that help offset the decrease in catch or fishery capital when FRs are in place.