Caribbean-Pacific fishers' exchange. Image: via Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism.
Fisheries

Caribbean-Pacific fishers’ exchange encourages sharing of best practices

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in cooperation with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands, have organized a Caribbean-Pacific fishers’ exchange tour, with a specific focus on the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs): The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the FAO …

Fishing Village, Jamaica. Image: Gary O. Grimm
Fisheries

Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation receives Fisherman’s Day sponsorship boost

In Jamaica, New Fortress Energy has provided financial support for the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation’s 2018 celebrations of Fisherman’s Day: New Fortress Energy (NFE) has signed a three-year partnership with the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (C-CAM) Foundation. Under the arrangement, the energy company presented C-CAM with a cheque valued at $790,000 …

Fishing in Jamaica. Image: Leonidas Konstantinidis
Fisheries

Jamaica’s minister for fisheries announces intention to revitalize the sector

Jamaica’s minister for industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, Audley Shaw, has announced that the fisheries sector will be a key component of Jamaica’s blue economy drive: Senior Government minister Audley Shaw says that the fisheries sector will come in for sharp focus while the Government leverages the sustainable use of …

Tuna. Image: Bart via Flickr
Fisheries

Project launched to test mercury levels in fish in the Caribbean

The Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean will son be starting to project to test the levels of mercury in fish in the region: Trinidad and Tobago is one of several Caribbean countries that will soon be participating in a biomonitoring project to evaluate mercury levels in fish regularly …

Fishers, Jamaica. Photo credit: Gary O. Grimm
Climate Change

Jamaica launches initiative to make its fishing industry more climate-resilient

The government of Jamaica, with support from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, will be undertaking activities to help the fisheries sector adapt to climate change: As part of efforts to minimise the impact of climate change on fishing livelihoods, a campaign will be designed and executed in the upcoming …

Image credit: Dominica Fisheries Department via CRFM
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CRFM and FAO cooperate to make regional fisheries sector more climate resilient

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is working to develop a climate resilience protocol for managing fisheries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM): The CRFM has recently inked an agreement with the FAO that will put the region …

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Climate Change
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Developing a climate change adaptation strategy for Montserrat’s fisheries sector

IUCN Caribbean media release — The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Housing, Lands and Environment (MATHLE) will be working with stakeholders from the public sector, civil society, including fisherfolk and their organisations, and the private sector to assess the vulnerability of Montserrat’s fisheries sector …