In the lagoons of Chantuto-Panzacola, in the heart of the biosphere reserve of Chiapas, Mexico, fish populations have been declining due to years of overfishing. To reverse this threat, fishermen in the community are adopting new fishing practices and forming self-regulated harvesting restrictions in order to ensure the sustainability of this natural resource. The partnership between Rare and Conanp was instrumental in raising awareness of this threat and bringing the tools to reverse it to the community.

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