Miches is a town in the El Seibo province of the Dominican Republic. Miches is a small town with many smaller towns surrounding it. Historically, it has its roots as a fishing town, deriving much of its income and protein from the surrounding waters. With the advent of commercial fishing and increased local populations, however, Miches is feeling the strain of overfished waters, coupled with silted coral reefs as a result of the increase in agricultural runoff from the land. In 2009, the Fundacion Tropicalia (Fundacion Cisneros - Cisneros Group) proposed a business, social and ecological project plan in cooperation with the government of the Dominican Republic for responsible development with the hope of positioning Miches as one of the top tourist destinations in the Caribbean.