There’s a fish sanctuary in Jamaica where you can dive, snorkel and help out the local fisherman!
Overfishing is a problem around the world, but it has the most immediate impact on small fishing villages who depend on the sea for food and income. In St. Mary, Jamaica, near Chris Blackwell’s trendy Goldeneye Resort, a cooperative of fishermen has joined forces with the Oracabessa Foundation to create a fish sanctuary. As one sanctuary manager describes it: “The sanctuary is basically a no-fishing zone, the concept being that the fish are going to get so plentiful inside the sanctuary that they’re going to need space and spill over onto the adjacent reefs, where the fishermen are allowed to take them."
And it’s working! The fish populations are increasing, plus now tourists want to go their to dive and snorkel to see all the fish and coral gardens.
You can read all about it and donate to this great cause at http://www.oracabessafoundation.org/