Beltraide is a government body that “enhances Belize’s prosperity by fostering investor confidence, entrepreneurship, business growth and innovation.”
Members of the Belize Lionfish Jewellery Group, Belioness, have participated in a number of training programmes offered by Beltraide’ Small Business Development Centre.
Having achieved great success at an international level, Belioness is now focusing on establishing a presence in Belize – as of February 2018, their jewellery can be found at 12 Belize in San Pedro and the Belize Zoo gift shop.
The sustained success of this small group of hard-working women can have great impact: by using lionfish fins to create jewellery, the women are creating a stronger incentive for more lionfish fishing and thereby helping to reduce the number of lionfish in Belizean waters.
Read the full article: Transforming threats to treasure – How a small group of women is fighting a big threat to Belize’s reefs
Read more about Belioness is empowering women and helping the reef, one lionfish at a time…