Ana Bessy Valdés Martínez
Ana Bessy Valdés Martínez was born in Puerto Castilla, Honduras. She grew up by the sea and began her first steps in fishing with her father and uncle, accompanying them on their fishing trips and cleaning the catch. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has extensive experience in fisheries topics, with more than 12 years working hand in hand with groups of fishermen. She is currently the secretary of the fishermen of her community and a member of the supervisory board for the fishermen’s network of the Honduran north coast (REDPESCAH).
She has been a community scientist for CORAL since 2019 and has been responsible for collecting biological data of the species captured in the different fishing communities of Trujillo. In addition, he has participated in various courses on fishing and coral reefs .