Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project to stimulate development of the blue economy in the Eastern Caribbean

Caribbean Sea, Carriacou. Image: Vlad Podvorny.

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is implementing the recently launched Caribbean Regional Oceanscape project, which aims to strengthen integrated oceans management in the Eastern Caribbean:

The Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), administered by the World Bank, and is being implemented by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission in close collaboration with Member States.

The project seeks to support the preservation of coastal and marine resources, and implement regional policies to stimulate blue growth in five Eastern Caribbean countries, namely Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  

The CROP will also provide support to implement the OECS Eastern Caribbean Regional Ocean Policy (ECROP).

OECS Ocean Governance and Fisheries Coordinator, Commander David Robin, welcomes the use of the marine space, and the industries that are built on it, to support socio-economic development in OECS Member States.

“The CROP focuses on the aspects of leveraging what is now referred to as the Blue Economy – the sustainable activities which manage health and wealth and create a balance for the ocean – so that the use of the resources within the marine space of Member States would be available not only now, but for future generations as well.”

For more, read the full media release at the OECS Commission website: Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project secures successful start.

[Image: Vlad Podvorny]

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