Hilmar Salazar has been a commercial fisher for 20 years and is based in Sarteneja, Belize.
In addition to his work as a fisher, he has volunteered with a number of environmental organizations, including World Wildlife Fund, Wildtracks, and the Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development.
As Community Field Coordinator, Hilmar’s work helps to foster grassroots support for large marine wildlife in multiple sectors. Hilmar is responsible for organizing and leading training initiatives for both community leaders, students and fishers. He trains fishermen on standardized monitoring methods for large marine wildlife both within and outside the MarAlliance team, throughout the countries of the MesoAmerican Reef.
Hilmar is very passionate about his work with sharks and hopes to ensure a promising future for his 14 year old son.