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In Northern Haiti, Conservation Efforts Focus on Coastlines

Only little fish are pulled from the coastal waters off Haiti.   In this overfished area of northern Haiti, fishermen who want a catch big enough for a meal say they must travel three hours in a boat to the Dominican Republic, where they scour the reefs of a national park and risk arrest, beatings or even death.   "Going over there is the only way we can feed our families,'' fisherman Wilfrid Desarme said in Caracol, where the sandy beach is lined with small wooden...

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