Bahamas spiny lobster. Image: Rüdiger Stehn

Bahamas Spiny Lobster fishery certified as sustainable

The Bahamas spiny lobster fishery is the first Caribbean fishery to receive Marine Stewardship Council certification:  The Bahamas spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) fishery is the world’s first Caribbean fishery to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council certification, after a detailed 19-month assessment. The analysis was conducted by third-party assessment body Control …

Fishers in Barbados. Image: georg_neu
Climate Change

FAO helping Eastern Caribbean fisherfolk adapt to climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the Climate Change Adaptation of the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project (CC4FISH) with the aim of increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector. A workshop on climate change adaptation and …

Tobago Cays sunset. Image: Mary Witzig

Call for submissions: marine protected areas/marine managed areas best practice cases

The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is seeking to identify cases of innovation and best practice in marine protected area (MPA)/ marine managed area (MMA) management in the Caribbean: The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is asking for your help to identify cases of innovation and best practice by Caribbean …

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Jamaican fisherfolk recognised for their contribution to sustainable development

More news on fisherfolk celebrations from around the Caribbean, this time from the fishing community in Jamaica: New Fortress Energy (NFE) has joined the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (CCAM) Foundation in lauding the hard-working men and women of the fishing community …

Fishers, Belize. Image: Nancy and Randy

Outstanding fisherfolk in Belize receive Fisherfolk Month recognition

Breaking Belize News reports on Fisherfolk Month celebrations in Belize, during which three fishers received awards in recognition of their contribution to the sustainability of the fisheries sector: Three Belizean fishers – two men and a woman – were this morning recognized in official ceremonies held in Belize City to …

Sargassum, two species. Image: rjsinenomine.

In Barbados, Fisheries Forum discusses the profit potential of sargassum seaweed

On Tuesday June 26, the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO), as part of its 2018 week of activities, hosted a Fisheries Forum on the topic Sargassum Seaweed: From Problem to Profit. Panellists were marine biologist and environmental activist Nikola Simpson, Dr. Shelly-Ann Cox of the University of the …

Fishing boats, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Event: Fisherman’s Week of Activities, Barbados

The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) will be celebrating National Fisherman’s Week from Sunday June 24 to Saturday June 30, 2018. See the flyers below for full details of the week’s activities. Information is also available at the BARNUFO Facebook page. [Photo: Warren Smart]