For eight years now, coastal fisher Nelson Ortega joins MarAlliance as a captain during our work and trainings. Every year, he leaves his job as a fisher, to join us for a few weeks out at sea to take part in field work.
Throughout his life, Nelson has been a fisher and boat captain in Sarteneja, a village based in Corozal district on the northern coast of Belize’s mainland, and home to the country’s largest fishing community.
Nelson loves to widen his horizons. His eagerness to discover new things has allowed him to stay with MarAlliance as a captain and advisor in the field work.