Where fishermen were once able to catch over 100 pounds of fish in one day off the coast of Belize, now they can barely catch a fraction of that. Seaweed farming offers a more sustainable alternative for both the economy and the environment. Lowell Godfrey has grown up in Placencia, and now has his own seaweed farm that he hopes will show other fishermen that they can make their livelihood in a sustainable way.
This documentary is part of a larger project that involves a written component, interactive graphics, photo stories, and more. The full project, Barriers, has four other stories focused on environmental storytelling in Placencia, Belize.
Experience the full project here.
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'Seeding the Sea' follows a Belizean seaweed farmer as he creates a more sustainable lifestyle while helping the environment.
Little Water Caye, Belize