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CLME PROJECT OUTPUTS

  

DATE AUTHOR TITLE
 2018  CRFM/CLME+ Information Sheet - Fisheries Advisory Committes
2018 CRFM/CLME+ From Hook to Cook & Beyond Managing Flyingfish Fisheries in the Eastern Caribbean
2018 CRFM/CLME+ From Policy to Practice: Managing the Flyingfish Fishery in the Eastern Caribbean
 2018  CRFM/CLME+ Information Sheet - National Intersectoral Coordination Mechanism 
2018 CRFM/CLME+ Sub-Strategy on Flyingfish Fisheries (Broad Overview)
2018 CRFM/CLME+ Sub-Strategy on Flyingfish Fisheries
 2013  CRFM Report of the Second Meeting of the CRFM / CLME Large Pelagic Fishery Case Study Steering Committee - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No 2013 / 4
 2013  CRFM Report of the Second Meeting of the CRFM / CLME Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery Case Study Steering Committee - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 3
 2012  CRFM  SAP Report on Large Pelagic Fisheries - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 15
2012 CRFM SAP Report on Flyingfish Fisheries - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 14
2012 CRFM The CRFM Meta-Data Base Contribution to the CLME Project Information management System (IMS) Component - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document no. 2012 / 13
 2012  CRFM  Report of the First Meeting of the CRFM / WECAFC Working Group on Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 12
 2012  CRFM  CRFM Consultancy Report on Stakeholder Identification and Analysis of the Large Pelagic Fishery in the Wider Caribbean - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 9
 2012  CRFM  Consultancy Report on review of Existing Policy, Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Governance and Management of Large Pelagic Fisheries in the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 8
 2012  CRFM  Consultancy Report on Stakeholder Identification and Analysis of the Flyingfish Fishery in the Wider Caribbean - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 7
 2012  CRFM  CRFM Consultancy Report on Review of Existing Policy, Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Governance and Management of Flyingfish Fisheries in the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 6
2011 CRFM Report of the First Meeting of the CRFM / CLME Large Pelagic Fishery Consultancy steering Committee - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2011 / 2
 2011  CRFM Report of the First Meeting of the CRFM / CLME Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery Consultancy Steering Committee - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2011 / 1
     
     

 

 

Fish and seafood are important components of the diet of the Caribbean population.  However, in the Caribbean region most of the traditional commercially important fish species and species groups are reported to be either fully developed or over-exploited. Despite efforts to increase production of fish and seafood, the region is still a major importer of the commonly consumed fish and seafood.  These foods represent healthier options to consume with respect to protein content and other health benefits throughout the life course.  The benefits of fish and seafood include reduction in cardiovascular diseases through the regulation of blood clotting and vessel constriction thus reducing the risk of heart disease and may prolong life after a heart attack.  Fish and seafood consumption lowers blood triglycerides (fats); may improve heart function and reduce damage from heart disease; can lower blood pressure; and may improve symptoms of inflammatory diseases, arthritis and psoriasis.  The omega-3 fatty acids may also reduce the incidence of depression and postpartum depression in pregnant women.  Some fish and seafood may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline in the elderly.  In babies it contributes to vision development and nerve growth in the retina.   These benefits augur well for the drive to combat obesity and the related conditions of diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases and some forms of cancer (lifestyle diseases), which are reaching epidemic proportions in the region.   Adolescents and young children are also at risk since childhood obesity is also on the rise with overweight and obesity ranging from 25%-30%.  Changing the pattern of consumption from high cholesterol saturated fatty animal sources of protein to fish and seafood can contribute positively to a reduction in these lifestyle diseases.

For these shifts in consumption to occur, there needs to be:

·        Increased availability and accessibility to fish and seafood

·        Policies, systems and regulations to ensure sustainability and proper management of the resources (avoid overfishing)

·        Greater support by governments for the strengthening of the Fisheries sector

·        Public education with respect to the choice of fish and seafood to minimize the consumption of contaminated fish.  Consumers should avoid large fish species that are high up in the food chain since those are more prone to toxin accumulation

 

 

Executive Summary

Each CARICOM State derives varying levels of economic and socio-economic benefits from their respective coastal and marine fisheries resources, some of which are shared. Currently, most States allow open access to their fisheries. In addition, there is no agreement amongst the countries pertaining to the accessing of the region’s fisheries resources, in particular those that are shared. Continuation of such uncoordinated open access to these resources, despite regulated fishing in some states, can lead to overfishing and severe resource depletion. It will also result in reduced harvest levels triggering food and nutrition insecurity, lower export earnings. Fishing communities and rural areas in particular will experience quality of life losses. The CARICOM Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) will foster greater intra-regional cooperation and opportunities for increased benefits in individual states, and collectively across States, while promoting the long term resource sustainability.

 

 

 

Each CARICOM State derives varying levels of economic and socio-economic benefits from their respective coastal and marine fisheries resources, some of which are shared. Currently, most States allow open access to their fisheries. In addition, there is no agreement amongst the countries pertaining to the accessing of the region’s fisheries resources, in particular those that are shared. Continuation of such uncoordinated open access to these resources, despite regulated fishing in some states, can lead to overfishing and severe resource depletion. It will also result in reduced harvest levels triggering food and nutrition insecurity, lower export earnings. Fishing communities and rural areas in particular will experience quality of life losses. The CARICOM Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) will foster greater intra-regional cooperation and opportunities for increased benefits in individual states, and collectively across States, while promoting the long term resource sustainability.

 

 

Executive Summary

Each CARICOM State derives varying levels of economic and socio-economic benefits from their respective coastal and marine fisheries resources, some of which are shared. Currently, most States allow open access to their fisheries. In addition, there is no agreement amongst the countries pertaining to the accessing of the region’s fisheries resources, in particular those that are shared. Continuation of such uncoordinated open access to these resources, despite regulated fishing in some states, can lead to overfishing and severe resource depletion. It will also result in reduced harvest levels triggering food and nutrition insecurity, lower export earnings. Fishing communities and rural areas in particular will experience quality of life losses. The CARICOM Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) will foster greater intra-regional cooperation and opportunities for increased benefits in individual states, and collectively across States, while promoting the long term resource sustainability.

 

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:16

New Programme Manager Joins CRFM

Mr. Peter A. Murray, a national of Saint Lucia, joins the CRFM Secretariat as Programme Manager, Fisheries Management and Development, with effect from 01 October 2013.  He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Biology from the University of the West Indies and a Diploma in International Environmental Law issued by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He has taught Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and was involved in the development of the curriculum for CXC Integrated Science. Peter A. Murray has worked as the senior-most Fisheries Biologist at Saint Lucia’s Department of Fisheries; Data Management Officer at the OECS Fisheries Unit; and, until recently was a senior Programme Officer at the OECS Secretariat. In this capacity, he had been primarily responsible for marine resources management and ocean-related matters and has been the lead person at the Secretariat for Maritime Boundary Delimitation since the late 1990’s. He has been the driving force behind the development of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Ocean Policy and Strategic Action Plan that has been recently approved by OECS Heads of Government. He coordinated the development of the OECS Fisheries Management and Development Strategy and has been integrally involved in the development of fisheries management plans for all nine of the OECS Member States in the mid-1990’s. Peter has also provided technical assistance to Member States on climate change-related issues and has served as the OECS Secretariat’s representative for the Caribbean Pilot Programme on Climate Resilience.

Peter A. Murray has played a coordinating role in public education and environmental awareness activities. He has been active in facilitating strategic planning and training in project proposal writing and was also a member of the OECS Secretariat’s post-disaster macro-socioeconomic assessment team, focusing on damage to the fisheries sector and environmental resources. Peter A. Murray has been a member of the Network of Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture Scientists since 1984 and has served on the Board of Directors of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute on two separate occasions for a total of 10 years.

As Programme Manager, Fisheries Management and Development Peter will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the fisheries conservation, management and development programme. In this capacity he will be coordinating programmes such as: development of fisheries management plans for the Region’s fisheries; global competitiveness; monitoring, control and surveillance capacities in the region; aquaculture and mariculture; climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries; conflict resolution among multi-users in coastal zones; livelihood and welfare of fisherfolk; and capacity building and institutional strengthening for sustainable fisheries.

 

CTA and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) have been working together in support of the dynamic process initiated by fisherfolk group to create a Caribbean Regional Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO). 

The purpose of the project is to continue the engagement of fisherfolk organizations with policy processes and decision-makers for the implementation of key regional fisheries policies facilitated.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of a sustainable and profitable industry, the improvement of the quality of fisherfolk lives and nutrition in the CRFM/CARIFORUM Region.

Expected results

(i)                  Common understanding, positions and proposals of fisherfolk organizations on key issues regarding the implementation of major regional policies and initiatives developed, advocated for and taken into consideration

(ii)                Stakeholders and the general public made aware and sentitized to fisherfolks concerns and views on major regional fisheries policies and their implementation.

 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:19

Training Needs Assessment Survey

CRFM is conducting a training needs assessment among the fisheries administrations in its Member States.  This questionnaire is for Chief Fisheries Officers or the acting head of the fisheries.  

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