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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 (CRFM)—Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the flyingfish fishery.

In highlighting the importance of the initiative, CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, said: “We in the region are utilizing a common space and common living marine resource; therefore, we need to cooperatively manage these common interests. One of these common interests is the flyingfish fishery, and the governance framework developed for the flyingfish fishery could be scaled up and applied to other fisheries in the region.”

The CRFM, the agency which provides fisheries-related advice and recommendations at the CARICOM level, initiated 6 sub-projects during 2017 to implement the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) for the management of the four-wing flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean. This species of economic and cultural significance to our region is harvested by over 1,700 boats across the Eastern Caribbean countries and in Martinique.

The sub-projects are being implemented in the focal countries of Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Dominica, and Trinidad and Tobago, plus the French Overseas Territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe.

The sub-projects, intended to support the long-term sustainability of the flyingfish, are part of the project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Environment Facility (GEF) titled, Catalyzing Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of Shared Living Marine Resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (the CLME+ Project). The project aims to strengthen governance of the living marine resources by addressing habitat degradation, pollution, unsustainable fishing, inter-sectoral coordination, and management regimes for various fishery types, such as reef, continental shelf and pelagic fisheries.

The CRFM contracted Blue Earth Consultants, a division of the Eastern Research Group, to lead three of the six flyingfish sub-projects in collaboration with a team of local and international partners. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) in Trinidad and Tobago and Nexus Coastal Resource Management (Nexus) in Halifax, Canada, are leading the remaining three sub-projects.

Blue Earth Consultants will work with stakeholders and officials in the focal countries at both technical and political levels until the subprojects conclude in mid-2019. The team is taking a participatory approach to gaining feedback and it will lead a consultative process to updating the Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The FMP provides context and guidance for the management of the Eastern Caribbean region’s flyingfish fishery, developed through a process of extensive research, regional cooperation, collaboration, and stakeholder consultation. Endorsed for regional implementation in 2014, the plan was the first of its kind to have been sanctioned by the Ministerial Council of the CRFM, consistent with the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy.

Under this initiative, a sub-regional data policy will be developed to provide guidelines on how countries and Overseas Territories participating in the flyingfish fishery will collect and share data. The current status of flyingfish fishery data collection will be investigated and legal and drafting support will be provided by the consultants to develop template regulations for countries to implement. New recommendations will also be developed on vessel licensing arrangements and a census will be conducted on existing fishing vessels used to target the flyingfish.

The initiative will support improved cooperation between the 17 CRFM Member States and France on the management and conservation of shared living marine resources. Regional cooperation is vital to the sub-projects, given that flyingfish are a migratory species fished by six CRFM countries and the French Territories. Therefore, the project is developing a cooperation agreement for the CRFM States and France, based on stakeholder and expert inputs.

Throughout the course of the three sub-projects to be led by Blue Earth, information products will be developed and shared with stakeholders and the public to increase understanding of the flyingfish fishery and the sub-project outcomes.
The CLME+ Project was catalyzed by a US$12.5 million grant from the GEF, matched by government, multi-lateral and other funding for a total of more than US$146 million.

The CLME+ Project was catalyzed by a US$12.5 million grant from the GEF, matched by government, multi-lateral and other funding for a total of more than US$146 million.

 

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 The first Sub-Regional Fisheries Management Plan for Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean was formally approved by the CRFM Ministerial Council in May 2014 and is now cleared for implementation by CRFM Member States. A consultative process will facilitate stakeholder involvement in all stages of implementation.  

The Sub-regional FMP was prepared through a consultative processes that included stakeholders at national and regional levels including public hearings, national and regional workshops and reviews by national Fisheries Advisory Committees (FACs). 

The Sub-regional FMP proposes the following:

  1. Development and implementation of national management plans for flyingfish fisheries, consistent with the sub-regional fisheries management plan, by the 2015/2016 flyingfish season, or as soon as is practically possible;
  2. Annual reporting by States on progress made in development and implementation of national fisheries management plans and submission of data in an agreed, standardized format, to the respective Secretariats;
  3. Establishment of an authorized national entry (license/permit) system for flyingfish fisheries, which enters into force for the flyingfish fisheries season 2015/2016, or as soon as is practically possible;
  4. Conduct of an assessment to estimate stock abundance of flyingfish  prior to any significant development in the fishery;
  5. Adoption of a precautionary sub-regional total annual catch trigger point of 5000 tonnes;
  6. Implementation of a precautionary sub-regional freeze on expansion of flyingfish fishing effort and/or fishing capacity applied to all authorised vessel types, should the agreed catch trigger point be realized, to be followed by reassessment of resource status and adaptive management;
  7. Strengthen current national data collection systems to facilitate improved assessment and management of the resource as well as monitoring and evaluation of implementation of national and sub-regional fisheries management plans.

The Sub-regional FMP also recognizes that overall management of the flyingfish fisheries needs to be improved by taking the following actions:

  1. improving and harmonizing data collection and analysis in the sub-region;
  2. prioritising the development of a protocol on improving and harmonizing fisheries management legislation, to address specifically flyingfish vessel licensing and registration systems in the sub-region;
  3. establishment of a sub-regional flyingfish catch and effort database[1] to be managed by the CRFM Secretariat;
  4. establishment of a sub-regional flyingfish vessel registry database[2] to be managed by the CRFM Secretariat;
  5. prioritising the development of a protocol on data and information sharing;
  6. national monitoring of catch levels in real time, and timely reporting to the CRFM Secretariat;
  1. formalizing the relationship between the CRFM and France to ensure France’s involvement in the management process as far as the flyingfish fishery in the EEZs of its Departments in the region are concerned;
  2. improved monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement mechanisms for flyingfish fisheries and ending IUU fishing;
  3.  implementing national programmes to build stakeholder awareness on the management measures to be implemented and related legislation and enforcement measures;
  4. institution of national training and public awareness programmes to strengthen fishers’ participation in the management process;
  5. national reporting to the CRFM or WECAFC, whichever is relevant, so as to inform updates to resource assessments, proposed management measures and amendment of the sub-regional FMP; and
  6. promotion of the principles and provisions enshrined in fisheries and related regional and  international agreements to which countries are signatory.

This management approach demonstrates the commitment of the CRFM and the Eastern Caribbean sub-region towards the conservation of their common or shared fisheries resources and related ecosystems for the long term sustainability of the resources and socio-economic benefit of the people of the region.

This updated Sub-regional FMP further proposes a number of studies, which aim to: (i) generate information about the flyingfish industry that is needed to attract investments in sustainable harvesting and value-addition of flyingfish; (ii) further understand the health of the marine ecosystem, which supports the flyingfish fishery; and (iii) facilitate development of operational objectives, indicators and reference points, in consultation with stakeholders, so as to effectively monitor and evaluate implementation of the FMP at the national and regional levels, according to the agreed management priorities. 

 

A copy of the Sub-Regional FMP may be downloaded by clicking the link highlighted above.

[1]This database is envisioned as a component of a broader regional database pertaining to shared fisheries resources in the region.

[2]This database is envisioned along similar lines as above.

 

BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, MAY 24 (CRFM)--A historic Flying Fish Fisheries Policy has been endorsed by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism’s (CRFM) Ministerial Council.

The Sub-Regional Fishery Management Plan for the Eastern Caribbean Flying Fish Fishery was approved at the council’s just concluded eighth meeting held at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica.

The CRFM’s Executive Director Milton Haughton (photo below) says it is the first time the Caribbean has approved a joint management plan for the shared resource. 

Milton Haughton Executive Director CRFM Secretariat“This is a significant development because this is the way we need to go in order to strengthen the governance arrangements for the shared resources, so this is a first step,” he said.

Haughton says the plan is necessary for the entire region but particularly Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica, which depend on the marine resource.

“Flying fish is shared by these countries. Six CARICOM states, plus the French Department of Martinique, exploit the flying fish at this time. These countries need to come together and together decide on the measures that they would put in place to ensure sustainable utilization, proper management and conservation of this fishery,” he added.

Haughton said this is important so that fishermen can have decent livelihoods, and ensure optimum production for food security and external trade.

Meanwhile, immediate past chairman of the Ministerial Council, Barbados’ Minister of Agriculture, Dr. David Estwick, says a pending fishing agreement between Barbados and Trinidad is being considered by the Barbados’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He explained that because it is a foreign trade issue, the agreement does not lie with his ministry.

“I believe very strongly that the interaction of the various ministers of fisheries [should] allow, therefore, a portal through which you can get into the cabinet and get up to the Prime Ministers, but that is not the way it is structured,” he said.

Dr. Estwick continued: “Within the exclusive economic zone and given that we don’t have the classical 200-mile space sometimes delimiting both countries, I really believe that at the ministerial level, that level of minister-to-minister discussion could resolve a whole lot of this set of delimitations and set the environment for truly having access to the marine space and the resources within that marine space without forming encumbrances.”

Haughton says that with the Sub-Regional Fishery Management Plan for the Eastern Caribbean Flying Fish Fishery now endorsed at the council level, the next step is implementation.

The management plan for the flying fish was prepared with the assistance of FAO/WECAFC, the CLME Project and CERMES-UWI.

 

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013 22:16

CRFM Research Paper Collection

 

No.

Date

Author

Title

    2013 CRFM

CRFM Research Paper Collection Volume 7

ISBN # 978-976-8165-68-8

    2013 CRFM

CRFM Research Paper Collection -Volume 6

ISBN # 978-976-8165-67-1

    2012 Murielle Felix

Supply Chain Analysis for Fresh Sea Food in Haiti

    2012 Alisa Martin

Conservation of Fresh Golden Red Fish Fillets: Influence of Bleeding, Modified Atmosphere Packaging using different gas mixture and super chillingon quality deterioration

    2012 Tricia Lovell

Towards a Management Plan for Antigua and Barbuda's Queen Conch Fishery:  A Co-Management Approcah

    2011 Mitchell Lay

GMA / F4F Fishers Forum Regional Fisheries Governance and Fishers participation and related activites at the 64th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI), Puerto Morelos, Mexico, 31 October - 4 November 2011

    2011 Netty Martowitono

Efficiency on Cleaning and Disinfection on Fish Contact Surfaces

    2011 Stacy-Ann Gray

An Economic and Production Assessment Model for Ornamental Fish Production in Jamaica

    2011 Yvonne Edwin

An Apraisal of the Fisheries Data Collection System in Saint Lucia

    2010 Mauro Gongora

Assessment of the Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) of Belize based on Fishery-Dependent Data

    2010 Rolerick H. Sobers

Bioeconomic Analysis of the Flyingfish Fishery in Barbados

    2010 Ricardo A. Morris

A Bioeconomic Analysis of the Jamaican Industrial Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Fishery

    2009 Maren Headley

Harvesting of Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean: A Bioeconomic Perspective

    2009 CRFM

CRFM Research Paper Collection - Volume 5, 2009

    2009 CRFM

Component of the Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Fishery Operations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Associated Socio-Economic Characterists, CRFM Research Paper Collection, Vol. 3, No. 4

    2007 Dawn Maison

Management of Inshore Artisinal Fisheries in Guyana a Co-management Approach

    2007 June H. C. Masters

The Use of Surplus Production Models and Length Frequency Data in Stock Assessments: Explorations Using Greenland Halibut Observations

    2006 CRFM

Bibliography. Common Fisheries Policy and Regime for CARICOM.  Review of Social, Economic and Linkages Issues

    2006 Maria Pena

Bibliography. Common Fisheries Policy and Regime for CARICOM. Review of Social, Economic and Linkage Issues - Terminal Report

    2006 CRFM

Report of the Study Mission to Canada conducted 9 - 22 July 2006

    2006 CRFM

Report of the Second ad hoc Legal Working Group on the Preparation of a Common Fisheries Policy and Regime, 7 - 8 April 2006, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    2006 CRFM

Report of the First Ad Hoc Legal Working Group On the preparation of a Common Fisheries Policy and Regime, 20 - 21 February 2006, Guyana

    2006 Jennifer Cruickshank, Peter A. Murray, Terrence Phillips, Susan Singh-Renton, Leslie Straker

Discussion paper on Implementing Mechanism for a Common Fisheries Policy and Regime

    2005 CRFM

CRFM / FAO / MALMR Regional Workshop on the Collection of Demographic Information on Coastal Fishing Communities and its use in Community-Based Fisheries and Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Caribbean

    2005 CRFM

Comparative Study Mission to the Philippines and Malaysia for the Study of the Use of Demographic and Socio-Economic Information in Coastal and Fisheries Management, Planning and Conservation, Report of Study Mission, May 2005, Milton Haughton, Deputy Executive Director, CRFM Secretariat, Belize; Joseph Simmonds, Senior Fisheries Officer, St. Kitts and Nevis; Leslie Straker, Fisheries Officer, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and William Gregory Bethel, Senior Fisheries Officer, The Bahamas Community-based Coastal Resources Management in the Caribbean (CBCRM) Technical and Financial Report for the period October 2003 – March 2004

    2005 CRFM

National, Sub-regional and Regional Levels and Eliminate or Minimize IUU fishing in the Region, 2 – 3 March 2005, Georgetown, Guyana (Consultant Report)

    2005 CRFM

First Meeting of the Pro Tem Working Group on Institutional Strengthening of the Caribbean Fisher Folk Organizations, 22 - 23 June 2005, Guyana

    2005 CRFM

CTA / CRFM / CARDI Regional Workshop Report on Findings of Organizational Needs Assessment of Caribbean Fisher Folk Organizations (Funded by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA)

    2004 CRFM

The Effects of Liberalization and Trade Related Policies on Fisheries and Measures Required for their Sustainable Development in the CARIFORUM / CARICOM Region (Parts A and B) by Lloyd B. Rankine (PhD), Govind Seepersad (MSc), Ranjit H. Singh (PhD), December 2004
Part A
Part B

    2004 Joseph O. Palacio

Past and Current Methods of Community-based Coastal Resource Management in Southern Belize by Joseph O. Palacio.

    2004 CRFM

The Consideration of Socio – Economic and Demographic Concerns in Fisheries and Coastal Area Management and Planning - Belize Case Study by Imani Fairweather-Morrison, August 2004

    2004 CRFM

The Consideration of Socio-Economic and Demographic Concerns in Fisheries and Coastal Area Management and Planning in Saint Lucia by Sarah George, 2004

    2004 CRFM

Status of Coastal Zone and Fisheries / Aquatic Resources Management and the Incorporation of Demographic and Socio-Economic Considerations / Indicators: Trinidad and Tobago by Suzette Soomai, August 2004

    2004 CRFM

Socio – Economic and Demographic Concerns in Fisheries and Coastal Area Management in Turks and Caicos Islands Case Study, August 2004 by Wesley Clerveaux and Tatum Fisher

    2004 CRFM

Consideration of Socio – Economic and Demographic Concerns in Fisheries and Coastal Area Management and Planning Dominica Case Study, August 2004 by Harold Guiste

    2004 CRFM

The Consideration of Socio – Economic and Demographic Concerns in Fisheries and Coastal Area Management and Planning in Jamaica Case Study, August 2004 by G. Andre Kong 

    2004 CRFM

Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve Fisheries Boat Census 2004 (PART 1), Belize by Sandra Grant, June 2004

    2004 CRFM

Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve Data Collection Plan (PART 2), Belize by Sandra Grant, June 2004

    2004 CRFM

Analysis of Data collected during the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Visual Surveys of November 2003 in Belize, Workshop of 23 - 26 February 2004

    2004 CRFM

Report of the Shrimp and Groundfish Workshops conducted in Guyana (November 2003), Belize (December 2003), Trinidad and Tobago (January 2004)

    2004 Camilo Coral

El Modelo Kuna de Gestion Territorial: Estudio de Caso de la Comunidad Ukupsermi de la Comaria Kuna Yala, Panama – Programa de Manejo Communitario de Recursos Costeros en el Caribe (CBCRM) – Abril 2004

    2004 Trevor Hamilton and Associates

Options for Institutional Rationalization of Coastal Zone Management in Belize.

    2004 CRFM

CARDI / CRFM Secretariat: Organizational Needs Assessment of Caribbean Fisherfolk Organizations (Funded by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA)

    2003 CRFM

Report of the Multidisciplinary Survey of the Fisheries of Haiti, 24 November 2003

    2003 CRFM

Strategic Plan for the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

    2003 CRFM

Report on the Institutional Building Conference of Representatives of Fisheries Administrations and Fisher Folk Organisations, 29 - 30 September 2003, Georgetown, Guyana

    2003 CRFM

Workshop to Train Fisheries Staff and Selected Stakeholders in the Identification on Commercially Important Marine Species and to Conduct Training in Basic Field Data Collection Activities, 20 - 22 August 2003, Georgetown, Guyana

    2002 CRFM

Regional Overview of the Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) resources in CARICOM / CARIFORUM Countries

    2002 CFTU

Report of the Capacity Training Workshop for Fisheries Field Officers, 22 – 27 July 2002, Dominican Republic

    2002 CFTU

Report of Fisheries Data Collection and Management Training Workshop, 18 – 25 March 2002, Belize City

    2002 Almerigi, S

Leadership for Fisherfolk

    2001 CFTU

Report of Fisheries Data Collection and Management Training Workshop, 23 – 26 October 2001, Dominican Republic  

    2001 CFRAMP

Report of the 2000 Caribbean Pelagic and Reef Fisheries Assessment and Management Workshop, 5 - 7 June 2000, Barbados.

    2001 CRFM

Second Institutional Strengthening Workshop for Fisher Folk Organisations, 22 - 30 January 2001, Georgetown, Guyana

    2001 CFRAMP

Fisheries Management Data System Terminal Workshop “The Way Forward... A Review and Planning Session, 25 - 28 November 2000, Castries, St. Lucia

    2001 CFTU

First Workshop of Regional Experts to Develop the Caribbean Fisheries Management Data Base Software Programs; Workshop Report – 25 – 27 July 2001, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    2001 CFTU

Second Workshop of Regional Experts to Develop the Caribbean Fisheries Management Data Base Software Programs; Workshop Report – 6 – 10 November 2001, Kingston, Jamaica

    1998 CFRAMP

National Reports and Selected papers presented at the Regional fishery Management Planning Workshop, 22 - 24 April 1998, Christ Church, Barbados
 

    1997 Adele Ramos, Gilbert Richard and Terrence Phillips

Establishment of Data Acquisition and Monitoring Systems for the Belize Shrimp Fishery - Description of the Belize Shrimp Fishery.

    1997 Adele Ramos and Terrence Phillips

Establishment of Data Acquisition and Monitoring Systems for the Belize Shrimp Fishery - Species Caught and Landed for the Belize Shrimp Fishery

    1996 Stephanie Marshalleck

Report of the Conch and Lobster Subproject Specification and Training Workshop (Available in hard copy only).

    1996 Shrimp and Groundfish Resource Assessment Unit

Report of the Joint Meeting of the CFRAMP Shrimp and Groundfish Subproject Specification Workshop and Fourth WECAFC Ad Hoc Shrimp and Groundfish Working Group of the Guiana-Brazil Shelf (Distribution Restricted).

    1996 David Brown, Ph.D

Fishermen as Co-Managers of Communal Property in the CARICOM Region - Paper presented at the 6th Annual Common Property Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property

    1995 Brian Luckhurst and Stephanie Marshalleck

 Subproject Initiation Mission Report and background Review for Spiny Lobster and Conch.

    1995 Shrimp and Groundfish Resource Assessment Unit

Subproject Initiation Mission Report and Background Review for Shrimp and Groundfish.

    1994 CRFM

A Socio-Economic Baseline Survey of Thirty Fishing Communities in Twelve CARICOM Countries (Available in hard copy only)

    1994 CFRAMP

Large Pelagics, Reef and Deep-Slope Fishes Assessment Sub-project Specification Workshop Report

    1994 Charmaine Gomez, Robin Mahon, Susan Singh-Renton and Wayne Hunte

The Role of Drifting Objects in Pelagics Fisheries in the Southeastern Caribbean. 

    1993 Paul Fanning

Report of the Joint Mission and Workshops by CFRAMP and Canadian Coast Guard for Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Training.

    1993 Susan Singh-Renton and Robin Mahon

CFRAMP Overview of the Annual ICCAT Meeting for 1992.

    1993 CFRAMP

Report of the Subproject Initiation Mission Report for the Large Pelagic, Reef and Deep Slope Fishes Assessment Subproject (Available in hard copy only).  

    1993 Garret Manwaring and Paul Fanning

Report of the Subproject Specification Workshop for Data and Information and Licensing and Registration Systems.

    1993 Stephenie Auil-Marshalleck

A Review of the Occurance of Fish Spawning Aggregation in the Caribbean and the Implications for Fisheries Management

    1992 Robin Mahon and R. Bateson

Report of the CFRAMP Baseline Survey on the Role of Regional Inst. in Fisheries Research & Management

    1992 Milton Haughton

Report of the Subproject Specification Workshop for National Fishery Management Plans, held in Kingston, Jamaica, 14 - 17 December 1992  (Available in hard copy only).

    1992 Robin Mahon, Karl Aiken and John Neilson

Guidelines for Preparation and Production of Fishery Documentation Series Produced by the CFRAMP

    1992 Robin Mahon and Peter A. Murray

Mission to Explore the Potential for CFRAMP Participation in the activities of the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

    1992 Robin Mahon and Stephen Boyce

Baseline Survey of Fisheries Department in CFRAMP Participating Countries. 

    1992 Robin Mahon, Andre Kong and Karl Aiken

A Preliminary Assessment of the Conch Fishery on the Shelf and Bank off the South Coast of Jamaica.

    1992 Susan Singh-Renton

A CFRAMP Perspective on the Second Billfish Workshop, Southeast Fisheries Center, Miami, Florida, 22 - 29 July 1992.  

    1992 Paul Fanning

Subproject Initiation Mission Report for Fisheries Data and Information Systems, Licensing and Registration System (WBS 1.1.2 and 1.1.4).

    1992 Neil Ward Faulkner, Robin Mahon and Milton Haughton

Subproject Initiation Mission Report for National Fishery Management Plans (WBS 1.1.1).

      Yuri Sanjeev Chakalall, Robin Mahon, Hazel Oxenford and Raymond Ryan

Fish Exporting in the Grenadines Islands: Activities of Trading Vessels and Supplying Fishers. 

       

Fisheries Data Collection and Management Training Workshop, Suriname

Sunday, 24 March 2013 22:13

CRFM Technical and Advisory Documents

 
 

Date

Author

 

Title

  2017 CRFM  

Report of CRFM / CARIFICO Seminar: Strengthening Fisheries Co-management in the Region . CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2017 / 4

ISBN No. 978-976-8258-69-7

  2017 CRFM  

Final Technical Report. Technical Support to Promote the adoption of Comprehensive Model Legislation, Protocol, Guidelines for Health and Food Safety related to Fisheries and Aquaculture in CARIFORUM States.  CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2017 / 03

ISBN: 978-976-8257-65-9

  2017 CRFM  

Final Technical Report: Capacity Building of of regulatory and industry stakeholders in Aquaculture and Fisheries health and food safety to meet the SPS requirements of international trade. Technical and Advisory Document No. 2017 / 02

ISBN: 978-976-8257-63-5

  2017 CRFM  

Report of a Training Course on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures in Fisheries and Aquaculture for CARIFORUM Member States. Technical and Advisory Document No. 2017 / 01

ISBN: 978-976-8257-64-2

  2016 CRFM  

Model Protocol for the Management of Extreme Accumulations of Sargassum on the Coasts of CRFM Member States. Technical & Advisory Document No. 2016 / 05

ISBN:  978-976-8257-58-1

  2016 CRFM  

Activities during 2015/16 to Strengthen Cooperation with ICCAT. Technical and Advisory Document 2016 / 04

ISBN:  978-976-8257-29-1

  2016 CRFM  

Promoting Regional Trade and Agribusiness Development in the Caribbean: Case Studies on Linking Fisheries to Tourism-Related Markets. Technical and Advisory Document 2016 / 03

ISBN: 978-976-8257-27-7

  2016 CRFM  

 Implementation Report (2013-2015): Regional Strategy for the Control of the Invasisve Lionfish in CRFM Member StatesTechnical and Advisory Document 2016 / 02

 ISBN:  978-976-8257-25-3 

  2016 CRFM  

Implementation Report (2014-2015): Sub-Regional Fisheries Management Plan for Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean. Technical and Advisory Document 2016 / 01

ISBN:  978-976-8257-24-6

  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 / 08

ISBN:  978-976-8257-19-2

  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 Technical and Advisory Document No. 2015 / 07

ISBN:  978-976-8257-23-9

  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 & Advisory Document No. 2015 / 06

ISBN:  978-976-8257-22-2

  2015 CRFM  

2015 Draft Sub-Regional Management Plan for FAD Fisheries in the Eastern Caribbean (Stakeholder Working Document). CRFM Technical & Advisory Document 2015 / 05

ISBN: 978-976-8257-15-4

   2015  CRFM  

Report of Write-shop on FAD Fisheries Management. Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 23 - 25 June 2015. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2015 / 04

ISBN: 978-976-8257-13-0

   2015  CRFM  

Developing the CRFM's Fisheries and Aquaculture Research AgendaCRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2015 / 03

ISBN: 978-976-8257-10-9

       

Developing a Model Logbook for FAD Fisheries in the Eastern Caribbean, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2015 / 2

ISBN: 978-976-8257-11-6

   2014  CRFM

 

Review of Fisheries Data Collection Systems in Selected CRFM Member States and Recommendations of Integrated FAD Fisheries. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2014 / 08

ISBN: 978-976-8257-05-5

     

 

CRFM / CARIFICO Regional Workshop on FAD Management. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2014 / 07

ISBN: 978-976-8257-09-3

  2014 CRFM

 

Report of Fisheries Seminar Series for Japan-CARICOM Friendship 2014. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2014 / 06

ISBN: 978-976-8257-04-8

  2014 CRFM

 

Report of the CRFM/CNFO/CTA Regional Fisheries Workshop: Investing in Blue Growth, St. George's, Grenada, 20 - 21 November 2014. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2014 / 05

ISBN: 978-976-8257-06-2

  2014 CRFM

 

The Sanitary & Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Programme: Positioning CARIFORUM to Fish Where the Big Fish Are. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No 2014 / 04

ISBN: 978-976-8165-98-5

     

 

Study on the Potential of Fish Farming in the Caribbean. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2014 / 03

  2014 CRFM

 

Training Needs Assessment of the Fisheries Divisions of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Member States. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2014 / 02

ISBN: 978-976-8165-99-2

  2014 CRFM

 

Report of the Workshop to Develop Strategy to Strengthen Capacity in CRFM States in the Area of Fisheries and Information, 10 - 12 February 2014, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2014 / 01

ISBN: 978-976-8165-89-3

   2013  CRFM

 

Draft Sub-Regional Management Plan for Blackfin Tuna Fisheries in the Eastern Caribbean (Stakeholder Working Document). CRFM Technical & Advisory Document 2013 / 17.

ISBN: 978-976-8257-14-7

   2013  CRFM

 

Series of Technical Documents generated during the Queen Conch Survey Training Workshop: Document I - Report of Mock Survey & Document II - Proposals for Country-specific Queen Conch Survey Plans. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2013 / 16

ISBN: 978-976-8165-95-4

   2013  CRFM  

Manual for Conducting Underwater Visual Queen Conch Surveys. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 15

ISBN: 978-976-8165-97-8

   2013  CRFM  

Underwater Fisheries Independent Approaches for Queen Conch Population Extimation - Review, CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2013 / 14

ISBN: 978-976-8165-96-1

  2013 CRFM

 

Regional Management Options for Queen Conch with Improved Scientific Approaches Considered, CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No 2013 / 13

ISBN: 978-976-8165-92-3

  2013 CRFM  

Regional Validation Workshop on Scientific Approaches Required to Inform Sustainable Management of Queen Conch, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 12

ISBN: 978-976-8165-93-0

  2013 CRFM  

Regional Review of the Queen Conch Fisheries, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 11

ISBN: 978-976-8165-94-7

  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 - Regional Workshop Report. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document Series No. 2013 / 10

ISBN: 978-976-8165-88-6

  2013 CRFM

 

Prosecution and Enforcement Manuals for CARIFORM Member States: Volume 1 - Fisheries Prosecution Manual.  CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 10

ISBN: 978-976-8165-86-2

  2013 CRFM

 

Prosecution and Enforcement Manuals for CARIFORUM Member States: Volume 2 - Fisheries Enforcement Manual. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document N0. 2013 / 10

ISBN: 978-976-8165-87-9

  2013 CRFM

 

REPORT OF CRFM - JICA CARIFICO / WECAFC - IFREMER MAGDELESA Workshop on FAD Fishery Management - CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2013 / 09

ISBN: 978-976-8165-81-7

  2013 CRFM

 

Regional Workshop Report - 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. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 08

ISBN: 978-976-8165-77-0

  2013 CRFM

 

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 / 08

ISBN: 978-976-8165-78-7 

  2013 CRFM

 

Volume 2 Regional Strategy and Action Plan - Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Caribbean RegionCRFM Technical and Advisory Document  No. 2013 / 08

ISBN#978-976-8165-79-4 

  2013 CRFM

 

Volume 3 Programme Proposals - Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquacuture in the Caribbean RegionCRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 08

ISBN: 978-976-8165-80-0

   2013  CRFM

 

Report of the CRFM/ CNFO/ CTA Workshop on Regional Fisheries Policies, 7-8 October 2013, Guyana. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 07

ISBN: 978-976-8165-76-3
     

 

 

Advocacy Strategy and Plan on Fisherfolk’s Positions on Critical Issues concerning the Implementation of Regional Fisheries Policies in the Caribbean. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013 / 06 

ISBN: 978-976-8165-75-6 

  2013 CRFM

 

Report of the CRFM / JICA Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD) Management Workshop for OECS Countries, 13 March 2013, Roseau, Dominica. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document  No. 2013 / 05

     

 

ISBN: 978-976-8165-73-2

  2013 CRFM  

Report of the Second Meeting of the CRFM/ CLME Large Pelagic Fishery Case Study Steering Committee - CRFM Technical Advisory Document No. 2013 / 04

 ISBN: 978-976-8165-70-1 

  2013 CRFM  

Report of the Second Meeting of the CRFM/ CLME Eastern Caribbean Flyfishing Fishery Case Study Steering Committee - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2013/03

ISBN: 978-976-8165-71-8

  2013 CRFM  

Report of the CRFM/CNFO/CTA Consultation on the Implementation and Mainstreaming of Regional Fisheries Policies into Small-Scale Fisheries Governance arrangements in the Caribbean - CRFM Technical Advisory Document No. 2013 / 02

ISBN: 978-976-8165-72-5

  2013 CRFM   CNFO Advocacy Strategy and Plan 2013
  2013 CRFM

 

Policy Brief # 3 - Role of Fish and Seafood in food and nutrition security  

  2013 CRFM

 

Policy Brief # 1 - Castries Declaration - Getting Fisherfolk Onboard 

  2013 CRFM

 

Policy Brief # 2 - Implementing CARICOM`s CFP - Increasing Benefits 

  2013 CRFM

 

Illegal Unreported and Unregualted Fishing - the Caribbean Context - Issues paper #3

  2013 CRFM

 

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Climate Change Adaptation, and DRM - Issues Paper # 2

  2013 CRFM

 

Adoptation and Implemention of  CARICOM‘s Common Fisheries Policy - Issue Paper #1

  2013 CRFM

 

FAO/CRFM/WECAFC Caribbean Regional Consultation on the Development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries - Kingston, Jamaica, 6 - 8 December 2012

 ISBN: 978-92-5-107495-4

  2013 Anguila Dept. of Fisheries & Marine Resources

 

National Report for Anguilla, submitted to the 11th Meeting of the Caribbean Fishery Forum

  2013 Montserrat Fisheries Dvision

 

National Report for Montserrat, submitted to the 11th Meeting of the Caribbean Fishery Forum

  2013 Guyana Fisheries Division

 

National Report for Guyana, submitted to the 11th Meeting of the Caribbean Fishery Forum

  2013 SVG Fisheries Division

 

National Report for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), submitted to the 11th Meeting of the Caribbean Fishery Forum

  2013 Belize Fisheries Department

 

National Report for Belize, submitted to the 11th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisherie Forum

  2013 FAO

 

Report of the FAO/CRFM/WECAFC Caribbean Regional Consultation on the Development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries, Kingston, Jamaica, 6 - 8 December 2012

ISBN: 978-92-5-107495-4

   2013

 

 CNFO-CU 

 

Annual Report of the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organization Coordinating Unit (CNFO-CU)

  2013 CRFM

 

SAP Report on Large Pelagic Fisheries- CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012/ 15

ISBN: 978-976-8165-66-4

       

 SAP Report on Flyingfish Fisheries - CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 14 

ISBN: 978-976-8165-65-7 

     

 

The CRFM Meta-Data Base Contribution to the CLME Project Information Management System (IMS) Component- CRFM Technical & Advisory Document Series No. 2012 / 13

ISBN: 978-976-8165-64-0 

  2012 CRFM

 

Report of the First Meeting of the CRFM / WECAFC Working Group on Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean, 18 - 19 June 2012, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  CRFM Technical & Advisory Document Series No. 2012 / 12

ISBN: 978-976-8165-63-3

  2012 CRFM

 

JICA / CRFM Workshop: Promoting the Development of Good Practices for Fisheries Management and Development.  CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 11 

 ISBN: 978-976-8165-59-6

     

 

 CRFM Consultancy Report on Stakeholder Identification and Analysis of the Large Pelagic Fishery in the Wider Caribbean CRFM Technical & Advisory Document Number 2012 / 09 

ISBN: 978-976-8165-57-2 

  2012 Berry, David S., Tietze, Uwe

 

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 Techncial & Advisory Document No. 2012 / 08

ISBN: 978-976-8165-54-1

  2012 CRFM

 

Consultancy Report on Stakeholder Identification and Analysis of the Flyingfish Fishery in the Wider caribbean. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 07

ISBN: 978-976-8165-55-8

  2012 Berry, David S., Tietze, Uwe

 

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 & Advisory Document No. 2012 / 06

ISBN: 978-976-8165-56-5

  2012 CRFM

 

Overview of the Status of Performance of CARIFIS in CRFM Member States, and Options for the Way Forward. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2012 / 04

ISBN: 978-976-8165-50-3

  2012 CRFM Secretariat

 

Diagnostic Study to Determine Poverty Levels in CARICOM Fishing Communities - Technical Document. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2012 / 03, Volume I

ISBN: 978-967-8165-53-4

  2012 CRFM Secretariat

 

Diagnostic Study to Determine Poverty Levels in CARICOM Fishing Communities - Validation Workshop, 01 - 02 February 2012, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document - No. 2012 / 03, Volume I, Suppl. 1

ISBN: 978-976-8165-51-0

  2012 CRFM Secretariat

 

Diagnostic Study to Determine Poverty Levels in CARICOM Fishing Communities - Policy DocumentCRFM Technical & Advisory Document - No. 2012 / 03, Volume II

ISBN: 978-976-8165-52-7

  2012 CRFM Secretariat

 

Report of the CRFM / JICA Master Plan Dissemination Workshop, 16 - 17 January 2012, St. Lucia.  CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 02

ISBN# 978-976-8165-42-8

  2012 CRFM Secretariat

 

Promoting the Development of Good Practices for Quality Assurance and Marketing of Fish and Fish Products, 15 - 17 February 2012, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 01

ISBN:978-976-8165-47-3

  2011 CRFM

 

Baseline Review of the Status and Management of the Cribbean Spiny Lobster Fisheries in the CARICOM Region.  CRFM Technical Advisory Document, No. 2011/05

     

 

CARICOM/CRFM/JICA Second Regional Workshop on Aquaculture Development Planning . CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2011 / 04

ISBN: 978-976-8165-44-2 

  2011 CRFM

 

CARICOM / CRFM / JICA First Regional Workshop on Aquaculture Development Planning, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document - No. 2011 / 03

ISBN: 978-976-8165-41-1

  2011 CRFM

 

Report of the First Meeting of the CRFM CLME Large Pelagic Fishery Consultancy Steering Committee, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2011 / 02

ISBN: 978-976-8165-40-4

  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 / 01

ISBN: 978-976-8165-39-8

  2010 CRFM

 

Sustainable Development and Conservation of Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the Caribbean - The Role of ICCAT, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2010 / 02

ISBN: 978-976-8165-36-7

  2010 CRFM

 

Paper on Managing Praedial Larceny in Fisheries - New Technologies and Challenges, CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No 2010 / 01

  2009 CRFM

 

Report and Proceedings of the CANARI / CRFM / UWI - CERMES Workshop on Regional Fisherfolk Organisations Policy Influence and Planning 13 - 15 January 2009, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2009 / 02

ISBN: 978-976-8165-26-8

  2009 CRFM

 

Updated Directory of Fisheries Stakeholders in the Caribbean. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2009 / 01

ISBN: 978-976-8165-29-9

  2009 JICA

 

Inception Report - Study on Formulation of Master Plan on Sustainable Use of Fisheries Resources for Coastal Community Development in the Caribbean

  2009 CRFM

 

Report and Proceedings of the CRFM Multidisciplinary Working Group Meeting on the Common Fisheries Policy, 31 March - 1 April 2009, Guyana

  2008 CRFM

 

Expansion of Existing Data Collection Systems to Capture, Store and Manage Social and Economic Data from the Fisheries Sector.  Fish.  CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2008 / 3

ISBN: 978-976-8165-21-3

  2008 CRFM

 

Workbook for the CRFM / CTA Training Workshop on Management, Communication and Advocacy for Fisher Folk Organisations in CARIFORUM. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2008 / 2, Suppl. 1

ISBN: 978-976-8165-31-2

  2008 CRFM

 

Report of the CRFM / CTA Training Workshop on Management Communication and Advocacy for Fisherfolk Organizations. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2008 / 2

ISBN: 978-976-8165-27-5

  2008 CRFM

 

Directory of Fisheries Stakeholders in the Caribbean. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, 2008 / 01

ISBN: 978-976-8165-16-9

  2007 CRFM

 

Review of the current situation on IUU Fishing and Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) in the fisheries sector of the CARICOM / CARIFORUM Region and a Strategy for enhancing the effectiveness of MCS and a Proposal for a project to enhance the effectiveness of MCS  

Mission Report

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the CTA / CRFM Regional Fisheries Stakeholders Workshop to Promote the Launching of a Caribbean Network of National Fisher Folk Organisations, 26 - 28 September 2007, Grenada, CRFM Technical & Advisory Document,  No 2007 / 11

ISBN: 978-976-8165-10-7

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the National Consultation to Launch Fisher Folk Organization in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 / 10

ISBN: 978-976-8165-11-4

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the National Consultation to Launch a National Fisher Folk Organization in St. Lucia. CRFM Terchnical & Advisory Document, No.  2007 / 09

ISBN: 978-976-8165-10-7

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the National Consultation to Launch a National Fisher Folk Organization in St. Kitts and Nevis. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 / 08

ISBN: 978-976-8165-12-1

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the National Consultation to Launch Fisher Folk Organization in Guyana. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 / 07

ISBN: 978-976-8165-13-8

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the National Consultation to Launch Fisher Folk Organization in Grenada. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 /  06

ISBN: 978-976-8165-14-5

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the National Consultation to Launch a National Fisherfolk Organisation in Dominica. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document 2007/05

ISBN: 978-976-8165-15-2

  2007 CRFM

 

Analysis of Data Collected During the Queen Conch (Strombus Gigas) Visual Surveys of November 2003 in Belize. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007/03

  2007 CRFM

 

Fisher Folk Organizations in the Caribbean: Briefing Note on Networking for Success. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 / 02

ISBN: 978-976-8165-09-1

  2007 CRFM

 

Report of the CTA / CRFM Training of Trainers Workshop for Fisheries Extensions Officers to Enhance their skills to provide better information, advisory and training services to Primary and National Fisher Folk Organizations, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2007 / 01

ISBN: 978-976-8165-08-4

  2006 CRFM

 

Report of the Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Social, Economic and linkage issues that may impact the establishment of a Common Fisheries Policy and Regime, 19 March 2006, Trinidad and Tobago

  2002 Almerigi, S

 

Leadership for Fisherfolk

3013CRFM

On Friday, 22 February 2013, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will convene a meeting of seven Caribbean countries currently harvesting the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish (scientific name: Hirundichthys affinis), in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to review governance and management issues that require immediate attention.

Published in Press release

Fisheries ministers who met on Friday, 22 February 2013, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to review urgent governance and management issues challenging the seven Caribbean countries that currently harvest the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish (scientific name: Hirundichthys affinis), are calling stakeholders across the region to action.

Published in Press release

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