Overfishing of lobsters and disability of miskito divers in honduras Marcello Abate
Context • History • Spanish colonization failed, relations with England (Protectorate from 1840 to 1894) and late incorporation of the Region to the State of Honduras (1906).
context • Environment • The rich ecosystem provides valuable natural resources used by the indigenous and tribal peoples of the area and by third parties.
Key episodes • Intensive use of resources • Social impact unattended by the State
phase: pre-conflict • Model of development with a peculiar form of production (intensive extraction of natural resources) within a context of cultural diversity and lack of social protection • Legal responsibility difficult to enforce because of the weakness of the State and the strength of the interests at stake • Violation of human rights
The intervention • At the moment, the escalation of the pre-conflict situation can be reduced with: • Administrative regulation of fishing • Promotion of economic alternatives to endogenous development that provide identity for active divers • Comprehensive care (psychological, health and economic) suitable for disabled divers and vulnerable households.