Inshore Fishery Survey

A study aims to determine the number of small traditional fishermen in Central America.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The research will be conducted in both litorals, Pacific and Caribbean, from Belize to Costa Rica.

Mario González Recinos is the president of the Regional Unit for Fisheries and Aquaculture. He told newspaper Prensa Libre: "We are looking for socioeconomic data, to implement support policies for the sector".

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