Jamaica's Coral Reefs Are In Crisis - What Can Be Done?
This Jamaica Coral Reefs Crisis video reveals how conservationists and fishermen in Jamaica work together to help restore Jamaica’s coral reefs.
Once known as the jewels of the Caribbean, Jamaica’s reefs declined over decades. Hurricanes, disease, and pollution have all taken their toll on the reefs, but the main culprit was overfishing. In order to thrive reefs need fish but, fisherman also need fish, and there are not enough fish left for either of them. Now in order to safeguard the fish and the reefs, fisherman are leading the charge to set aside no-fish zones. This film follows a team of scientists from Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and The Nature Conservancy as they work with the fisherman to create the first ever fish sanctuary in a remote part of Jamaica.