Marine Biologist, General Manager - Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary
Environment | Assessing Risks & Trade-offs
North America | JAMAICA
There’s a challenge connecting the dots between what’s causing the change and the change. For instance, the fishing community will often point to the expansion of tourism as the root cause of reef decline because there is a correlation between tourism growing and the fish population declining. A lot of them will be very adamant that fishing has nothing to do with it. It is that the people make their living from catching fish, so they have a resistance to any information that might indicate what they’re doing is causing the problem.