USAID DR - Yamara, fighting for conservation

DP / EDITING / PHOTOS: Thomas Cristofoletti

PRODUCTION: Angela Rucker and Norma Paredes / USAID

MUSIC: Ernesto Paredano

Harmful fishing techniques have decimated the fish population and are threatening coral reefs in the Sánchez Bay, a coastal town in the Dominican Republic.

Juan Calcaño (Yamara) is a fisherman and a passionate advocate for restoring the Sanchez Bay's fish life and sharing its natural wonders with tourists.

With USAID, Yamara is pioneering a new way of fishing that is helping to protect the bay's endangered coral reefs and restore a once thriving fish population.