âExpectations are very high in Belize,â Dr. Maaz said. âThereâs so much we can do and need to do.â
Belize has made a great effort to protect its coral reef system â the largest in the Western Hemisphere â by establishing more than a dozen protected areas. But patrolling large stretches of ocean and coastline and enforcing fishing regulations takes time, people and boats.
In June, the Wildlife Conservation Society began training operators from the Belize Fisheries