Since one of our primary objectives is to support community development efforts, we have played a key role in the creation of the Fisherman’s Alliance in 2007 and the West End Water Taxi Association in 2008, by assisting in formalizing these organizations. Since their inceptions, we have continued to support both organizations. At the moment, we are spearheading the organization and training needed to start the recycling micro business program “Roatan”, a project that promotes recycling plastic bottles on the island. We are working to put recycling bins in place, and after bottles are collected, project participants sell the bottles to a company in La Ceiba. This program not only facilitates socioeconomic benefit for participants, but also aims to reduce the amount of plastic bottles that end up in the reef.