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Belize partners

Our partners in Belize support our marine research and lionfish initiatives.

Placencia Producers' Cooperative Society Limited


Placencia Producers Cooperative Society
Placencia Producers' Cooperative Society Limited (PPCSL) works to provide support for a sustainable and secure future for younger generations and local communities. Blue Ventures works with the PPCSL to establish and grow local and export markets for lionfish.

Traditional Fisheries


TF
Traditional Fisheries is the only commercial supplier of invasive lionfish in the world. Blue Ventures and Traditional Fisheries have been working with Belizean fishing cooperatives to develop export markets to the USA since 2011.

Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development


SACD
The Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development (SACD) is a community-based organisation dedicated to improving quality of life for communities in the Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS). Blue Ventures actively supports SACD’s educational, research and monitoring programmes.

Southern Environmental Association


SEA
The Southern Environmental Association (SEA), based in Placencia, co-manages Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve and Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Together, Blue Ventures and SEA are tackling the lionfish invasion through promoting its consumption, coordinating the annual Placencia Lionfish Tournament, and monitoring lionfish populations to determine effective management strategies.

Centro Escolar México Junior College


CEMJC
Centro Escolar México Junior College (CEMJC) is a Belizean tertiary education institution in the Corozal District. Its mission is to provide opportunities for students from rural communities to engage in tertiary level applied sciences. Blue Ventures works with the CEMJC Natural Resource Management class on survey techniques, data management, analysis, interpretation and reporting.

Healthy Reefs Initiative


HFI
The Healthy Reefs Initiative (HRI) is an international, multi-institutional effort that tracks the health of the Meso-American Reef, the human choices that shape it and our progress in ensuring its long-term integrity. Launched in 2004, Blue Ventures has been an official partner of HRI since 2012.