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Banco Chinchorro Fishing Cooperative

Banco Chinchorro Fishing Cooperative

This Cooperative of 27 members was founded on March 21th, 1987. They have developed a strong awareness of sustainable fishing. Using a sizeable territorial extension and a considerably isolated location in the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, they face great adversities, among the strongest of which is the control of illegal fishing. However, despite the difficulties...

Alianza Kanan Kay February 2, 2022
Cozumel Fishing Cooperative

Cozumel Fishing Cooperative

Founded in 1959, the Sociedad Cooperativa de Produccion Pesquera Cozumel is a model to follow! The members were recognized with the 2015 National Ecological Merit Award granted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources due to their unity and great effort to maintain sustainable fishing practices. This Cooperative comprises 48 members, divided into two...

Alianza Kanan Kay February 2, 2022
Langosteros del Caribe Fishing Cooperative

Langosteros del Caribe Fishing Cooperative

This energetic Cooperative was born on January 24th, 1992, and currently has 29 members and 11 aspiring members very passionate about sustainable fishing and focused mainly on lobster catching in the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve. As a Cooperative, they have faced ups and downs in the administrative management of their organization, but today they are...

Alianza Kanan Kay February 2, 2022
Vigía Chico Fishing Cooperative

Vigía Chico Fishing Cooperative

In Punta Allen, a small coastal town in the heart of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, the Fishing Cooperative Pescadores de Vigía Chico was founded in 1968. This Cooperative of 63 men and two women is one of the most united and recognized for its excellent fishery practices and operational management at an international level....

Alianza Kanan Kay February 2, 2022
Mujeres del Mar Touristic Cooperative

Mujeres del Mar Touristic Cooperative

Mujeres del Mar comprises seven enthusiastic women entrepreneurs from Punta Herrero in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Since 2019 they have received visitors interested to get to know a fishing village settled on the Mayan coast. In the short term, they want to be a successful company led by women able to diversify the economic...

Alianza Kanan Kay February 2, 2022
Cooperativa Andrés Quintana Roo

Cooperativa Andrés Quintana Roo

The Andrés Quintana Roo Cooperative is one of the cooperatives that has undergone the most transformations. It began in 1962 with 129 members before fragmenting into three different cooperatives: The Andrés Quintana Roo, Banco Chinchorro, and Langosteros del Caribe. The three cooperatives fish in the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve and worked collectively to achieve the...

Alianza Kanan Kay February 2, 2022