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 CRFM Fisheries Data and Information Access Point (CLICK HERE)

The overall purpose of this database is to enable access to documents (Word, PDF, etc.) and datasets (MS Access, dBase, Excel, and other Spreadsheets etc.); serving both as a data repository and bibliographic database. This database is managed by the CKAN platform and only supports data storage and search (CKAN is not a reporting system); notwithstanding that, it has a small module for data visualization

 In this database, an “Organization” is a group of users (e.g., national fisheries departments and organisations, which upload data and information), with different permissions to interact with the platform; while “Group” refers to a collection of datasets that are related (such as species-specific data, national overview data, bibliographic documents on a particular topic/species).

The Data repository attributes of the Database allow users to upload datasets and documents. This means that the different systems used by the Member States (i.e. Excel spreadsheet, or Access databases) can be found through queries and examined and relevant data can be downloaded, including subsets of the datasets. This system also allows older data formats (FoxPro, lotus, dBase etc.) to be uploaded and used as well.

People can inspect and examine the datasets, make standard analyses (according to the tools and attributes software associated with the dataset) from within the database. Alternatively, the datasets can be downloaded, and more extensive analyses can be made by combining or integrating the downloaded datasets.

Datasets within the database, and documents stored in the database can also be accessed through online searches (google, yahoo, etc.) depending if the document or database is made “public” by the owner.

 

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:42

Members

Written by

Ms. Kafi Gumbs
Director (ag.)
Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Government of Anguilla
ANGUILLA

Mrs. Cheryl Jeffery-Appleton
Chief Fisheries Officer
Fisheries Devision
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing & the Environment
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Mr. Michael T. Braynen
Director
Department of Marine Resources
Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government
THE BAHAMAS

Mr. Stephen Willoughby
Chief Fisheries Officer
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management
BARBADOS

Ms. Beverly Wade
Fisheries Admistrator
Fisheries Department
Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development
BELIZE.

Mr. Andrew Magloire
Chief Fisheries Officer
Fisheries Devision
Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Physical Planning and Fisheries
DOMINICA

Mr. Justin Rennie
Chief Fisheries Officer
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
GRENEDA

Mr. Denzil Roberts
Chief Fisheries Officer
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Fisheries
GUYANA

Mr. Jean Robert Badio
Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Fisheries Department
Ministry of Agriculture
HAITI

Mr. G. Andre Kong
Chief Executive Officer
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
JAMAICA

Mr. Stephen Smikle
Director of Fisheries (ag.)
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
JAMAICA

Mr. Alwyn Ponteen
Chief Fisheries Officer
Department of Fisheries
MONTSERRAT

Mr. Marc Williams
Director of Marine Resources
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
SAINT KITTS and NEVIS

Ms. Althea Arthurton
Director
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture
ST. KITTS and NEVIS

Mr. Rufus George
Chief Fisheries Officer
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Co-operatives and Rural Development
SAINT LUCIA

Mrs. Jennifer Cruickshank-Howard
Chief Fisheries Officer (ag.)
Fisheries Devision
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transportation, Industry, Forestry and Fisheries
SAINT VINCENT and the GRENADINES.

Mr. Rene Lieveld
Director of Fisheries
Fisheries Department
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
SURINAME.

Mrs. Christine Chan A Shing
Director of Fisheries
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Food Production
TRINIDAD and TOBAGO.

Ms. Kathleen M. Wood
Director
Department of Environment and Maritime Administration
Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs
TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:20

COMPOSITION & FUNCTIONS

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Composition of the Forum

1. The Forum shall comprise:

(a) one representative of each Member of the Mechanism;

(b) one representative of each Associate Member of the Mechanism;

(c) representatives of the following groups, institutions and bodies, approved by the Ministerial Council as Observers:

(d) Fisher Folk Organisations and Private Fishing Companies within the Caribbean Region;

(e) Regional bodies and institutions and regional organisations whose work in the area of fisheries contribute to the work of the Mechanism;

(f) Non-Governmental Organisations whose work in the area of fisheries contribute to the work of the Mechanism.

2. The Forum shall elect a chairman from among the Members of the Mechanism and, subject to this Agreement, shall establish its own rules of procedure.

Functions of the Forum.

Subject to the policy direction of the Ministerial Council, the Forum shall determine the technical and scientific work of the Mechanism and, in particular, the Forum shall:


(a) promote the protection and rehabilitation of fisheries habitats and the environment generally;

(b) encourage the use of post-harvest practices in the fisheries sub-sector that maintain the nutritional value and quality of products;

(c) encourage the establishment of effective mechanisms for monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries exploitation;

(d) recommend for approval by the Ministerial Council, arrangements for sustainable fisheries management and development in Member States based upon the best available technical or scientific data and information;

(e) recommend for approval by the Ministerial Council, co-operative and other arrangements relating to fisheries;

(f) review the arrangements recommended by the Technical Unit for sustainable fisheries management and development in Member States;

(g) examine and consider action taken by Member States and third States which may prejudice arrangements for sustainable fisheries management and development;

(h) receive reports on new arrangements made between Member States and third States with respect to the conservation and management of fisheries;

(i) receive reports on such activities as may from time to time be entrusted to sub-committees or interest groups of the Forum;

(j) receive and examine the draft Work Plan and Budget of the Mechanism and submit recommendations thereon to the Ministerial Council;

(k) determine from time to time the priorities for the Work Programme of the Mechanism;

(l) approve the staff regulations recommended by the Technical Unit;

(m) undertake such other functions as from time to time may be entrusted to it by the Ministerial Council.


The Forum shall convene in regular sessions once a year and in such special sessions as it considers necessary to perform its functions.

 

Thursday, 07 July 2016 08:36

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Job opportunities - Staff and Consultants

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DATE

PROJECT / ORGANIZATION TITLE

   CATEGORIES

     STATUS

6 April 2021 CRFM

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified Belizean nationals to fill the position of PROJECT CORDINATOR – Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience Project in the Caribbean.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 9 April 2021

 

Short-Term Vacancy  Open 
10 Dec 2020 IICA

Strengthening Regional Coordination Framework for Fisheries Sector

Closing dae for EOI is Jan 8, 2021 and all documents are to be emailed toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as well as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Consultancy Open
10 Dec 2020 IICA

Support the CARIFORUM Countries to iprove Laboratory Testing Capacity for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector

Closing date for EOI is Jan 8, 2021 and all documents are to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as well as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Consultancy Open
1 Dec 2020  CRFM 

Staff Vacancy - Deputy Executive Director

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of the CARICOM / CRFM Member States to fill the position of Deputy Executive Director, Caribbean Regiona Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 January 2021

Staff  Closed 
2 Nov 2020 CRFM

Call for Expression: Technical support for printing and dissemination of Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery Management Plan 2020-2025 and ancillary public relations items

 Closing Date for receipt of EOI: 23 November 2020, 3:00p.m. (GMT-6)

 

Consultancy  Closed
 2 Nov 2020  CRFM

Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Support to effect the application of impact assessment tools for the putputs of the CLME+ flyingfish subproject in Trinidad and Tobago

Closing Date for receipt of EOI: 16 November 2020, 3:00p.m. (GMT-6)

 Consultancy Closed 
2 Nov 2020   CRFM

Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Support to effect the application of impact assessment tools for the putputs of the CLME+ flyingfish subproject in St. vincent and the GrenadinesClosing Date for receipt of EOI: 16 November 2020, 3:00p.m. (GMT-6)

Consultancy   Closed
 2 Nov 2020  CRFM

Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Support to effect the application of impact assessment tools for the putputs of the CLME+ flyingfish subproject in St. Lucia

Closing Date for receipt of EOI16 November 2020, 3:00p.m. (GMT-6)

 Consultancy  Closed
 2 Nov 2020 CRFM 

Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Support to effect the application of impact assessment tools for the putputs of the CLME+ flyingfish subproject in Grenada

Closing Date for receipt of EOI: 16 November 2020, 3:00p.m. (GMT-6)

 Consultancy Closed 
2 Nov 2020  CRFM

Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Support to effect the application of impact assessment tools for the putputs of the CLME+ flyingfishsubproject in Barbados

Closing Date for receipt of EOI: 16 November 2020, 3:00p.m. (GMT-6)

 Consultancy Closed 
2 Nov 2020 CRFM

Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Support to effect the application of impact assessment tools for the putputs of the CLME+ flyingfishsubproject in Dominica

Closing Date for receipt of EOI: 16 November 2020, 3:00p.m. (GMT-6)

Consulatncy Closed 
22 July 2020 IICA

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) 11 th European Development Fund (EDF) “Support to CARIFORUM States in furthering the implementation of their Economic Partnership - Agreement (EPA) commitments and in meaningfully reaping the benefits of the Agreement” (SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES (SPS) PROJECT)

STRENGTHENING REGIONAL COORDINATION FRAMEWORK FOR FISHERIES SECTOR

Closing Date for Receipt of EOI: August 20, 2020

 

Consultancy  Closed 
22 July 2020 IICA

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) 11 th European Development Fund (EDF) “Support to CARIFORUM States in furthering the implementation of their Economic Partnership - Agreement (EPA) commitments and in meaningfully reaping the benefits of the Agreement” (SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES (SPS) PROJECT)

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO BUILD FOOD SAFETY CAPACITY FOR THE FISHERIES SECTOR

Closing Date for Receipt of EOI: August 20, 2020

 

 Consultancy Closed 
November 2019 Government of Canada through the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project

Request for Proposal (RfP): Technical support to Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Fisheries in the Caribbean

Closing Date for receipt of RfP is 2 December 2019 at 8:00am (GMT -6)

 Consultancy Closed 
May 2017 CLME+ Project

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Technical support to facilitate Long-term Enhancement of Livelihoods and Himan Well-being for Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish fisheries

Closing Date for receipt of EOI is 19 May 2017

Consultancy Closed
May 2017 CLME+ Project

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Technical support to facilitate adaptive management for Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish fisheriesClosing Date for receipt of EOI is 19 May 2017

Consultancy Closed
May 2017 CLME+ Project

call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Technical support to implementation of management/stress reduction measures in the Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish fishery

Closing Date for receipt of EOI is 19 May 2017

Consultancy Closed
February 2017 CRFM

Staff Vacancy Programme Manager - Research & Resource Assessment

Staff Closed
August 2016  CLME+ Project

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Technical support to Enhance stakeholder participation in the flyingfish fisheries management process

Closing date for receipt of EOI is 23rd September 2016

Consultancy Closed
August 2016 CLME+ Project

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Technical support to Enhance the Governance arrangements for implementing an ecosystem approach to Flyingfish fisheries

Closing date for receipt of EOI is 23rd September 2016

Consultancy Closed 
August 2016 CLME+ Project

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Technical support to Enhance Data and Information Management for decision support to the Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery.

Closing date for receipt of EOI is 23rd September 2016

Consultancy 

 Closed
April 2016 SPS Measures Project/IICA

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Support to promote adoption of comprehensive legislation for health & food safety of fisheries & aquaculture in the Caribbean

Short-Term
Consultancy

   Closed
April 2016 SPS Measures Project/IICA

 

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Capacity Building of stakeholders in Aquaculture &Fisheries Health and Food Safety for international trade

 

 Short-Term

Consultancy


 Closed
January 2016 CRFM Secretariat

Staff Vacancy Programme Manager - Research & Resource Assessment

Staff
Vacancy

 Closed
December 2015  CRFM Secretariat 

 

Short-Term Consulting Opportunity to review the impact of rising cost factors, such as capital, labour, maintenance and energy cost on fisheries operations

  Short-Term
Consultancy

 Closed
 January 206 CRFM Secretariat 

 

Short-Term Consulting Opportunity to prepare a Practical Guide for the Implementation of St. George's Declaration on Conservation Management and Sustainable Use of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster

  Short-Term
Consultancy

Closed 
August 2015 CRFM Secretariat 

 

Short-Term Consulting Opportunity with the CRFM Secretariat to undertake an assignment aimed at documenting and promoting stronger linkages between the fisheries and the tourism sectors in the CARICOM/CARIFORUM region.

  Short-Term
Consultancy
 Closed
    May    2015 SPS Measures Project/IICA

 

Website Development and Maintenance of the 10th EDF Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Project

 

  Short-Term
Consultancy
 Closed
    May   2015 CAHFSA

Website Development and Maintenance of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

  Short-Term
Consultancy
 Closed
February 2015 CRFM

Preparation of Legal Agreement

   Closed
September 2014 CRFM/IICA

 

CALL FOR CONSULTANTS: 10th EDF SPS Project 

 

  Short-Term
Consultancy
 Closed
   July    2014 ST. Lucia

 

Consultancy for Seafood Consumer Research

 

  Short-Term
Consultancy
 Closed
March 2014  CRFM

 

Consultant to Perform in the Capacity of a Knowledge Platform Facilitator

 

  Short-Term
Consultancy
 Closed
March 2014  CRFM

 

Consultancy to Perform in the Capacity of a Knowledge Platform Content Specialist

 

  Short-Term
Consultancy
 Closed
November 2013  CRFM

 

Administrative Assistant/Secretary for the CRFM/JICA Caribbean Fisheries Co-management (CARIFICO) Project

 

  JOB VACANCIES  Closed
         
         
         
         
Sunday, 14 April 2013 08:33

The Secretariat (Technical Unit)

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Composition of the Technical Unit

1. The Technical Unit shall be the permanent Secretariat of the Mechanism and shall be adequately provided with the managerial, technical, scientific and support staff to enable

it to discharge the mandate of the Mechanism.

2. The Technical Unit shall comprise a Director, a Deputy Director and such other technical and administrative staff as may be necessary for the fulfillment of the functions of the Mechanism.

3. The Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Mechanism and shall exercise full responsibility for all aspects of the work of the Mechanism.

4. The Director shall be appointed by the Ministerial Council on the recommendation of the Forum and shall serve for a period of three years and be eligible for reappointment.

5. The Director shall report annually to the Ministerial Council on the work of the Mechanism.

6. The Director shall be assisted by a Deputy Director who shall also be appointed by the Ministerial Council on the recommendation of the Forum.

7. The other staff of the Technical Unit shall be appointed by the Director.

8. In the appointment of the staff of the Technical Unit, due consideration shall be given to the principle of equitable geographical representation.

9. The officials of the Technical Unit shall enjoy the status of international public servants whose loyalty shall be to the Mechanism. Members and Associate Members of the Mechanism undertake to respect the status of the officials of the Technical Unit.

Functions of the Technical Unit

In the discharge of its functions, the Technical Unit shall:

(a) provide technical, consultative and advisory services to Member States in the development, assessment, management and conservation of marine and other aquatic resources and, on request, in the discharge of any obligations arising from bilateral and other international instruments;

(b) support and enhance the institutional capacity of Member States in fisheries’ areas such as:

(i) policy formulation;

(ii) economics and planning;

(iii) registration and licensing systems;

(iv) information management;

(v) resource monitoring, assessment and management;

(vi) education and awareness building;

(vii) harvest and post-harvest technologies;

(c) encourage, support and, as appropriate, provide effective regional representation at relevant international fora;

(d) collect and provide relevant data on fisheries resources, including sharing, pooling and information exchange;

(e) promote the conduct of trade in fish and fish products according to applicable agreements;

(f) act as the central co-ordinating body for the Mechanism;

(g) serve as the Secretariat to the Ministerial Council and the Forum;

(h) collaborate with national fisheries authorities;

(i) formulate the Work Programme, prepare and submit the Budget of the Mechanism to the Forum;

(j) implement the Work Programme recommended by the Forum and approved by the Ministerial Council, including the preparation of such technical and scientific papers as may be required;

(k) provide management and development advice and assistance, particularly in the areas of co-ordination, communication and technical scientific operations;

(l) establish, in consultation with the Member States, and where appropriate and approved by the Ministerial Council, a network of relationships comprising non-CARICOM States as well as CARICOM and non-CARICOM organisations, bodies and institutions whose work and interest coincide with that of the Mechanism;

(m) develop projects for execution both in the Member States and regionally;

(n) seek and mobilise financial and other resources in support of the functions of the Mechanism;

(o) represent the Mechanism or, at the request of any Member State or group of Member States, represent them at meetings of international bodies and organisations which are concerned with fisheries in the Caribbean and whose objectives and activities coincide with those of the Mechanism;

(p) receive applications for Associate Membership or Observer Status and make recommendations in respect of such applications to the Forum;

(q) address urgent or ad hoc requests outside of the regular Work Programme presented by Member States;

(r) collaborate with the Executive Committee between meetings of the Forum in the execution of its functions;

(s) recommend to the Forum the staff regulations of the Mechanism.

Sunday, 14 April 2013 08:31

The Executive Committee

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The Executive Committee

1. There shall be established at the first regular session of the Forum an Executive Committee of the Forum which shall comprise [seven] Members, of whom [five] shall be Members of the Mechanism and two (2) Associate Members.

2. The Director of the Technical Unit shall be an ex-officio Member of the Executive Committee.

3. The members of the Executive Committee shall be elected annually. The Chairman of the Executive Committee shall be elected from among the Members of the Mechanism.

4. Decisions of the Executive Committee shall be reached by a majority of the Members present and voting. In the event of a tie, the Chairman shall exercise a casting vote.

5. The Executive Committee shall function as necessary between meetings of the Forum using, as appropriate, modern communication facilities, and shall keep the Forum

informed of its activities.

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