Carlos Pitterson

Fisher & Field Associate, Panama

Carlos is a traditional artisanal fisher from the Bocas del Toro islands on the Caribbean coast of Panama. Born and raised on Isla Colón, he has been fishing in the waters around the archipelago all of his life. He has been a critical part of our megafauna monitoring work in Bocas since 2016 as a captain as well as assisting with data collection and logistical aspects of the project. He says his work with MarAlliance has given him a different perspective and appreciation of the marine life around Bocas, something which he is eager to pass on to his children.