2021 National CWA 303(d) and Data Management Training Workshop - Overview

This training workshop provided state, tribal, and territorial water quality program staff with an opportunity to learn about and contribute to strategies for improving the process, products, and outcomes of Clean Water Act Section 303(d) listing and TMDL programs and beyond. The event was made possible through a cooperative agreement between the Environmental Law Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and was held virtually from June 7 to 10, 2021.

New Report Offers Regulatory Guidance for Small-Scale Fisheries
February 2021

(Washington, D.C.): The future of the ocean, and that of the planet, depends on sustained, effective changes to natural resources governance. Over the last couple of decades, ocean stewardship efforts have turned to focus on several key approaches, such as the creation and enforcement of marine protected areas (MPAs) and the implementation of sustainable fisheries practices, including small-scale fisheries (SSF) co-management.

Law and Governance Toolkit for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Best Regulatory Practices
Date Released
December 2020
Law and Governance Toolkit for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Best Regulator

Over the last couple of decades, ocean stewardship efforts have turned to focus on several key approaches, such as the implementation of sustainable fisheries practices, including small-scale fisheries (SSF) co-management. This Toolkit presents a methodology for assessing the reform needs to strengthen SSF governance, along with examples of model regulatory language for the core governance elements.

2020 National CWA 303(d) Training Workshop — Overview

This training workshop provided an opportunity for staff from state and territorial Clean Water Act Section 303(d) listing and TMDL programs and tribal water quality programs to learn about and discuss program implementation approaches and tools, the Vision, and future goals of the program. The event was made possible through a cooperative agreement between the Environmental Law Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and was held virtually from May 26 to 29, 2020.

Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Legal Reports: Summary and Regional Comparison
Author
Greta Swanson and Xiao Recio-Blanco
Date Released
July 2019

This document was prepared by the Environmental Law Institute in partnership with Rare. The legal reports for Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico – the four countries of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (MAR) – cover aspects of fisheries and marine management laws that set out the framework for protecting the sustainability of small-scale fisheries, marine ecosystems, and the livelihoods of the fisherfolk who depend upon them.

Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Legal Reports: Honduras
Author
Greta Swanson and Xiao Recio-Blanco
Date Released
July 2019

This document was prepared by the Environmental Law Institute in partnership with Rare. The report provides information regarding the structure and function of the Honduras government and the institutional and legal framework for the governance of small-scale fisheries and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Specifically, this report summarizes main actors and the legal framework for artisanal/small-scale fisheries and for management of fish resources in protected areas.

Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Legal Reports: Guatemala
Author
Alejandra Rabasa and Xiao Recio-Blanco
Date Released
July 2019

This document was prepared by the Environmental Law Institute in partnership with Rare. The report provides information regarding the structure and function of the Guatemalan government, and the institutional legal framework of the governance of small-scale fisheries and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Specifically, this report summarizes main actors and the legal framework for artisanal/small-scale fisheries, and for management of fisheries resources and marine protected areas.