Marine Protected Area Strategy Intern
Claudia y Roberto Hernandez Foundation & COBI
Jalisco & Quintana Roo, Mexico
This internship comprises two parts: in the first one (6 weeks) Edaysi worked as a project specialist in COBI’s office based in Cancun, with a focus on their Yucatan programs. Her role also focused on advancing her GP objective, namely helping to modify the fisheries refuge national regulation with COBI’s strategic effort. The internship deliverables were to document with the fisheries refuge national regulation proposal, and to develop a plan for assessing optimal sustainable pricing for fisheries products within COBI’s Yucatan programs. For the second part, Edayso collaborated with the Claudia y Roberto Hernandez foundation in Jalisco, Mexico with a team of PhD and Post-doc LAFF fellows to assess and evaluate the feasibility of the creation of a No-Take marine reserve in the community of Arroyo Seco, as well as a plan for prioritizing the future advancement of sustainable marine resource management and coastal protection for the coastal stretch of Jalisco, known as Costa Alegre.