This case study highlights the innovative work that the Mayreau Explorers Cooperative is currently undertaking in Mayreau Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines which supports conservation, and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources in marine protected areas (MPAs). The Cooperative is currently engaged in seamoss farming (with official permission) using an innovative vertical farming technique within the Tobago Cays Marine Park.
The Cooperative has been able to expand their activities through value added products such as seamoss drinks, rum punch and ice cream. Seamoss farming and related activities could serve as an viable alternative livelihood for displaced fisherfolk in many fishing villages located near and within MPAs in the Caribbean.
For further information:
1) On the Mayreau Explorers Cooperative, send an email to [email protected]
2) On the PISCES project, send an email to [email protected]
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