|2017||Dr. Andre Gordon||Accessing International Markets - Challenges & Opportunities from a Caribbean Perspective (Presentation prepared for 10th EDF SPS Project - Final Conference and Symposium, 23 February 2017, Barbados)|
|2017||Basil Mathioudakis||Overview of EU Food Regulations and Imported Requirements (Presentation)|
|2017||Brian Bedard||An Overview - Market Requirements (presentation)|
|2017||Ian Goulding||Cost Benefit Analysis & Impact of Compliance and Non-compliance with Sanitary and Phytosanitary requirement for CARIFORUM Countries - (Presentation)|
|2017||Ian McDonnel||The Impact of Private Standard on CARIFORUM Countries - Final Report (Presentation)|
|2017||IICA||Cost Benefit Analysis & Impact of Compliance and Non-compliance with Sanitary and Phytosanitary requirement for CARIFORUM Countries - Final Report|
|2017||IICA||Pest Management Operators Training Manual|
|2017||IICA||Study on Impact of Private Standards on CARIFORUM Countries - Final Report|
|2017||IICA||WTO Agreement on the Application of SPS Measures (Flyer)|
|2017||IICA||Agricultural Health & Foo Safety (AHFS) (Flyer)|
|2017||IICA||Final Technical Report - Capacity Building of regulatory and industry stakeholders in Aquaculture and Fisheries Health and Food Safety to meet the SPS requirements of international trade|
|2016||CRFM||Report of the Training Course on SPS in Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|2016||CRFM||Extension of Deadline - Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Capacity Building of stakeholders in Aquaculture &Fisheries Health and Food Safety for international trade|
|2016||CRFM||Extension of Deadline - Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Support to promote adoption of comprehensive legislation for health & food safety of fisheries & aquaculture in the Caribbean|
|2015||CRFM||Final Technical Report - Tecnical Support to develop National and Regional environmental monitoring programmes related to SPS for fishery and aquaculture products in CARIFORUM States. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document 2015 / 06.|
|2015||CRFM||Final Technical Report - Technical Support to develop model legislation, protocols, guidelines for health and food safety related to fisheries and aquaculture in CARIFORUM States. CRFM Technica l and Advisory Document 2015/07.|
|2015||CRFM||Report of the Regional Validation Workshop for the Fisheries Component of the 10th EDF Sanitary and Phytosantitary Measures project. CRFM Technical and and Advisory Document 2015 / 8.|
|2015||CRFM||CRFM SPS Legislative and Environmental Monitoring Media Coverage. CRFM Administrative Report.|
|2015||CRFM||CRFM Feature: Caribbean Fishing Industry moves to close food safety gaps, expand markets|
|2015||CRFM||SPS Fact Sheet # 2|
|2015||CRFM||How to Handle... Safe Seafood Standards
SPS Programme : Positioning CARIFORUM to Fish Where the Big Fish Are
|2013||CRFM||SPS Project Document- Description of the Action|
|2013||CRFM||Final Technical Manual: "Improving Business Acumen in Fisher Cooperatives in Saint Lucia, Caribbean"|
|2013||CRFM||Training Manual:"Improving Business Acumen in Fisher Cooperatives in Saint Lucia, Caribbean"|
|2013||CRFM||Regional Strategy on Monitoring, Control and Surveillance to Combat IUU Fishing in the CARICOM/CARIFORUM Region|
|2013||CRFM||Prosecution and Enforcement Manuals for CARIFORUM Member States - Volume 1 Fisheries Prosecution Manual|
|2013||CRFM||Prosecution and Enforcement Manuals for CARIFORUM Member States - Volume 2 Fisheries Enforcement Standars Operating Procedures Manual|
|2013||CRFM||Prosecution and Enforcement Manuals for CARIFORUM Member States- Regional Workshop Report|
|2012||CRFM||Strategic Assessment of Aquaculture Potential in Haiti, 2012|
|2012||CRFM||Elaboration of an Aquaculture Development Strategy for St. Kitts and Nevis|
|2012||CRFM||The Dominican Republic: A National Strategy for the Fisheries Sector (English and Spanish)|
|2012||CRFM||Training of the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organizations in EAF and Climate Change, Bird Rock Beach Hotel, St. Kitts and Nevis, October 16-19 2012 (Workshop)|
|2012||CRFM||Training Modules in Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Climate Change and Communication for Fisherfolk in the Caribbean|
|2012||CRFM||Training in EAF and Climate Change for the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organizations|
|2011||CRFM||Raising Public Awareness for Fisheries Management: Saint Lucia|
|2011||CRFM||Finalizing the Caribbean Common Fisheries Policy|
|2011||CRFM||Data Conversion and Organization Project|
|2018||Sieion Richardson||Sustainable Management of Guyana's Seabob (Xiphopenaeus Kroyeri) Trawl Fishery|
|2015||Larique Hackshaw||Evaluating and developing a market-driven value chain that provides high quality fresh fish products for the local market in Antigua and Barbuda|
|2014||Kimberly Cooke-Panton||An Analysis of Puerulus settlement of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) stock in Jamaica with Practical Management Recommendations|
|2014||Jullan Defoe||Development and Application of Quality Index Method Scheme for fresh farmed Atlantic Salmon (salmo salar) Fillets and Wholefish|
|2012||Alisa Martin||Conservation of Fresh Golden Redfish (Sebastes Marinus) Fillets: Influence of Bleeding, Modified Atmosphere Packing Using Different Gas Mixtures and Superchilling on Quality Deterioration|
|2012||Tricia Lovell||Towards a Management Plan for Antigua and Barbuda’s Queen Conch Fishery: A Co-management Approach|
|2012||Murielle Felix||Supply Chain Analysis for Fresh Seafood in Haiti|
|2011||Netty Martowitono||Efficiency of Cleaning and Disinfection on Fish Contact Surfaces|
|2011||Yvonne Edwin||An Appraisal of the Fisheries Data Collection System in Saint Lucia|
|2011||Stay-Ann Gray||An Economic & Production Assessment Model for Ornamental Fish Production in Jamica|
|2010||Ricardo A. Morris||A Bioeconomic Analysis of the Jamaican Industrial Spiny Lobster (Panulirus Argus) Fishery|
|2010||Rolerick H. Sobers||Bioeconomic Analysis of the Flyingfish Fishery in Barbados|
|2009||Anginette O. Martin-Murray||The Use of Production Models and Length Frequwncy Data in Stock Assessments in Jamaica Fisheries, Building on the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Onservations|
|2009||Mauro Gongora||Assessment of the Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) of Belize based on Fishery-Depaendent Data|
|2009||Maren Hedley||Harvesting of Flying in the Eastern Caribbean: A Bioeconomic Perspective|
|2007||June Masters-Gordon||The use of surplus production models and length frequency data in stock assessment: Explorations using Greenland Halibut Observations|
|2007||Dawn M. A. Maison||Management of Inshore Artisanal Fisheries in Guyana: A Co-management Approach|
|2013||CRFM||Formulation of a Strategy, Action Plan and Programme Proposal on Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the CARICOM and Wider Caribbean Region - Regional Workshop Report. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 8|
|Volume 1 - Assessment Report- Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Caribbean Region. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 8|
|2013||CRFM||Volume 2 - Regional Strategy and Action Plan- Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Caribbean Region - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 8|
|2013||CRFM||Volume 3 - Programme Proposals - Climate Change Adoption and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Caribbean Region. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 8|
The Fisherfolk of Bottle and Glass village in Barrouallie, St. Vincent and the Grenadines will soon be able to catch more fish, faster than before and using less gas. This will be made possible by the placing of ‘shelters’ called Fish Aggregating Devices or FADs in the ocean. Fish are attracted to these floating structures or FADs and as they gather around them, the fishermen would find it easier to catch them. Fish that can be caught around FADs include mahi mahi, wahoo, marlin, swordfish, skipjacks, dolphin and tuna.
The FADs are being developed and placed by the Caribbean Fisheries Comanagement (CARIFICO) Project which is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in partnership with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry, Fisheries and Industry.
On Thursday, 3rd April 2014, a Fishers Consultation was held at the Barrouallie Fisheries Centre with a team of stakeholders as well as Japanese experts Mr. Nariaki Mikuni and Mr. Mitsuhiro Ishida. Mr. Travon Ferary, Fisheries Assistant, welcomed the group of about twelve fishermen and introduced Mr. Ishida who made a presentation on the construction of the FAD, materials to be used and methods of deployment, illustrated by colour photographs and diagrams. He emphasized the importance of choosing a good location and depth to place the FAD; where the maximum amount of fish would gather.
The fishermen requested assistance from the Fisheries Division in choosing the best site and arrangements were made for staff to accompany the fishermen out to sea the following day. Interest in the Project is low at present, but it is hoped that the fishers who were present at the meeting would spread the word about the benefits of using a FAD. In his remarks, Mr. Mikuni appealed to the fishermen to encourage their friends to participate in the Project because the FAD will belong to them and would benefit the entire fishing community, bring more income and a better way of life for the fishers and their families.
In conclusion, the local fishermen were advised to work along with Mr. Shamal Connell, the CARIFICO Liaison Officer for the west coast and in a spirit of unity for the success of the CARIFICO Project in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
|2012||CRFM||Workshop Report - Formulation of a Strategy Action Plan and Programme Proposal on Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture in CARICOM and Wider Caribbean Region|
|2012||CRFM||Volume I Assessment Report - Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Caribbean Region|
|2012||CRFM||Volume 2 Regional Strategy and Action Plan - Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Caribbena Region|
|2012||CRFM||Volume 3 Programme Proposals - Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Caribbean Region|
|2012||FAO||FAO/CRFM/WECAFC Caribbean Regional Consultation on the Development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries, 6 -8 December 2012, Kingston, Jamaica|
|2012||CRFM||Report of the First Meeting of the CRFM/WECAFC Working Group on Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean, 18 - 19 June 2012, St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
This report is the second of four outputs in this initiative of CRFM and FAO on ‘Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture in the CARICOM region’. The aim is to develop a strategy and action plan for integrating DRM, CCA and fisheries and aquaculture, with a focus on small-scale fisheries (SSF) and small-scale aquaculture.
This strategy and action plan is built upon, and integrates into, core policy documents. The regional policy context is primarily the ‘Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change’ (the Regional Framework) that articulates CARICOM’s strategy on climate change. CARICOM Heads of Government endorsed the Regional Framework at their July 2009 meeting in Guyana and issued the Liliendaal Declaration which sets out key climate change related interests and aims of CARICOM Member States. Based on the Liliendaal Declaration is the Implementation Plan (IP) for the Regional Framework. It is entitled ‘Delivering transformational change 2011 - 2021’ and incorporated several global to regional instruments concerning climate change and variability.See volume 1 for references and a comprehensive list of recommended further reading.
Fisheries and aquaculture initiatives in the CARICOM region should be integrated into the IP and take into account the CARICOM and OECS approaches to climate change that integrate DRM. Inclusion of, or collaboration with, non-CARICOM Caribbean countries in the IP also needs to be cnsidered. The CDEMA Enhanced CDM Framework for 2007-2012 is another core document that emphasises in Outcome 4 the need to focus on community level adaptation and management. The fourteenth session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC), held in Panama in February 2012, agreed to address CCA and DRM in fisheries and aquaculture in future sessions and, in its 2012 - 2013 Work Plan, included the preparation of a strategy, action plan and programme proposal on these, to be supported by FAO. Several policy instruments need to be taken into account specifically for ecosystem approaches to fisheries and aquaculture. These include the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (FAO 1995) and the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP) and the OECS St George’s Declaration of Principles for Environmental Sustainability (SGD).These documents contribute to a vision such as: regional society and economy that is resilient to a changing climate and enhanced through comprehensive disaster management and sustainable use of aquatic resources.
The CCCCC Regional Framework contains five strategy elements and twenty goals or similar statements. Some are more relevant to fisheries and aquaculture, using an ecosystem approach, than others. Several aspects are developed in the IP, mainly under the heading of coastal and marine matters. This strategy and action plan incorporates fisheries and aquaculture more prominently into the IP as requested by the CRFM in order to strengthen the existing linkages to mutual advantage.
The strategy and action plan draws on the above-mentioned documents, elaborates on the concept of transformation and develops content to which the proposed programme for the region can be linked (see Volume 3). This volume sets out strategic actions “to strengthen regional and national cooperation and develop capacity in addressing climate change impacts and disasters in the fisheries and aquaculture sector”. It draws upon key regional policy instruments on fisheries, aquaculture, climate change and disasters. Ultimately it will be important for there to be linkages between the enhanced IP and critical fisheries and aquaculture policy at the regional and national levels. A protocol to the CCCFP that sets out these relationships could be a logical next step in this process.