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Belize’s First FIP Brings a Fresh Approach

A First Time For Everything Known for its relatively progressive fisheries management approaches, such as its network of Marine Protected Areas and Managed Access program, the Caribbean country of Belize now can add another innovation to its list: the Caribbean spiny lobster Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) + Fishery Development Model (FDM). Pioneering a fresh approach to FIPs, this project will combine the strengths of a traditional FIP’s environmental approach with the social, economic, and data-driven approach of Future of Fish’s Fishery Development Model (FDM). Hoping to address…