Sociedades Cooperativas de Producción Pesquera de Cozumel y Vigía Chico (Fish Production Cooperative Societies of Cozumel and Vigia Chico)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociedades Cooperativas de Producción Pesquera de Cozumel y Vigía Chico (Fish Production Cooperative Societies of Cozumel and Vigia Chico)

The Sociedades Cooperativas de Producción Pesquera de Cozumel y Vigía Chico (Fish Production Cooperative Societies of Cozumel and Vigia Chico), are two cooperatives working in the Mexican State of Qintana Roo to advance a model of sustainable fishing for local communities. Located on the tropical island of Cozumel, an international tourist destination, and in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cooperatives have a long history of collaboration dating to the 1960s.

Today, the two cooperative societies coordinate their fishing activities off the coast of the island of Cozumel, with a particular focus on lobster and scaled fish such as grouper, cod, and snapper. Together, the cooperatives support their 128 members to acquire fishing permits, collectively manage marine resources, and engage in group decision-making, using grants from the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme to improve market supply chains and increase the abundance and diversity of endemic marine species.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2006

Founded: 1960

Location: Cozumel, Mexico

Beneficiaries: Cooperative members and their families

Biodiversity: Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

 

Case Study

Download English

Download Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find other Winners' Case Studies in our E-Library


Related Multimedia Resources

Sociedad Cooperativa de Producción Pesquera Cozumel - México (ES)

Visit our Multimedia Center to explore our video gallery.

 Equator Prize 2006

Latin America And The Caribbean

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Marine and Coastal Resource Management

 Freshwater Management

 Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change


 

Contact Information

Eduardo Pèrez Catzin Manuel Mendoza Argaez
Sociedad Coop. Pescadores de Vigìa Chico
C- Orion Sur No. 41 entre Gama Ote. Y Neptuno
Tulum Quintana Roo
Mexico
Tel: (52) 98787 25854
Email: eduarperca@hotmail.com, cooperativapesqueracozumel@hotmail.com

 

Share this page: