Abaco Island, Bahamas
CAMPAIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Here’s a report I’ve turned up, which may well be of interest from a crawfish conservation viewpoint. And it’s also an excuse to post the excellent campaign song, which needs no added comment from me – see video below. The campaign slogan is… a delight. The Rare Planet website is well worth a rootle round – click the link below
Campaign manager: D’Shan Maycock
Partner: Friends of the Environment
“When D’Shan Maycock launched a Pride campaign to rally her community around protecting marine life off of Abaco Island, she didn’t necessarily imagine her slogan becoming part of the daily lexicon for fishers, students, international conservation organizations, and even the Prime Minister. But thanks to a catchy phrase – Size Matters – and the idea of the locally-treasured crawfish shrinking due to overfishing, her campaign has caught on everywhere.
- • Secured pledges from local fishers not to catch juvenile crawfish under 5.5 inches – their yield monitored through a new certification process
- • Built awareness among key influencers and the general public about the importance of protecting juvenile crawfish
- • Garnered the attention and support of high profile players in the region, including The Nature Conservancy, which is interested in taking the certification process to other islands in the Bahamas, and the Bahamian Prime Minister, who at a recent All-Abaco Expo on Food Security, called out the slogan of the campaign and pledged ongoing support for fisheries protection
To further explore this campaign, please visit our conservation community at RarePlanet.org.
(To whom thanks for this… but, hey guys, your ‘CONTACT’ page only gives long-distance phone numbers (wot no email?) Are you ok with me using this? If not please ring +44 763549390 between 19.00 and 21.00 and ask for ‘Tarquin’)
STOP PRESS: here is a news clip about the new campaign mural in M H, posted by campaign manager d”Shan on The Abaco Scientist
My pleasure. Excellent cause & campaign, memorable song… and the perfect slogan! All the best, rh PS I have now added the M H mural news to the post…
Our campaign continues to have an impact. The Delphi Club at Rolling Harbour posted our campaign song and blog on their blog site! Thank you for your support!
Thank you for posting our campaign song! Size Matters!- d’Shan Maycock