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CRFM Twentieth Anniversary Scientific Conference Proceedings

The CRFM 20th Anniversary Scientific Conference proceedings is a compilation of presentations delivered at the conference, convened from 28-31 August 2023. This virtual conference featured presentations across ten (10) thematic areas, including national reports on the status of fisheries and aquaculture in CARICOM/CRFM Member States. Below is a list of all conference items, with links to the PowerPoint Presentations and YouTube Videos of the presentations. 


Session I: Fisheries and Food Security in the Region

1.1 | Driving Circular Economy By Transforming Fish Parts From Processing (“Fish Waste”): a Barbadian Case Study for Resource Optimization in the Caribbean Countries

Authors:           Yvette Diei Ouadi et al

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:              YouTube Video

 

1.2 | Food for Thought: Fisheries and Aquaculture Contributions to Food Security in the Caribbean

Authors:          Maria Delesalle et al                

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

1.3 | Strengthening Sanitary and Phytosanitary Capacity of the Fisheries Sectors within CARIFORUM Countries for Improved Market Access Under the Economic Partnership Agreement

Authors:          Janet L. Lawrence and Peter A. Murray

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session II: Legal, Policy and Institutional Frameworks for Fisheries

2.1 | The Regional Aspect of Fisheries Governance in the Wider Caribbean

Authors:          Robin Mahon and Lucia M. Fanning

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

2.2 | Review of the Legal and Policy Framework for Sustainable Use of the Living Marine Resources of the CRFM Member States

Author:           Milton O. Haughton

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

2.3 |    Sustainable Fisheries Management and Development Suite of Laws for the Barbados Fisheries Sector

Authors:          Shelly-Ann Cox et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

2.4 | A Review of National Intersectoral Committee (NIC) Governance Arrangements for Shrimp and Groundfish in the Northern Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NBSLME)

Author:           Sanya S. Compton

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

2.5 | Developing a Policy Framework for Gender Mainstreaming in the Fisheries Sector

Author:           Peter A. Murray

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

2.6 | The WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies: CARICOM’s Interests, Participation and Outcome

Author:            Nigel Durrant

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

2.7 | The Need for Rigor in the Fisheries Space - Why the Term “IUU Fishing” is a Hindrance

Author:           Ian Ralby

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session III: Data and Science for Sustainable Fisheries Development & Management

3.1 | Implementing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan to Inform Fisheries Governance in the Wider Caribbean

Authors:          Lucia M. Fanning and Robin Mahon

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.2 | Analysis of Trends in Production, Fleet, Trade and Economic Contribution of the Fisheries and Aquaculture in CRFM Member States

Authors:          Pranaya Parida et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.3 | Data Management for Fisheries Management: Addressing Challenges and Unleashing Revolutionary Innovations

Author:           Vilhjálmur Hallgrímsson

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.4 | Leveraging Lessons From the Caribbean to Enhance the Value-Chain Approach in Developing Sustainable Small-Scale Capture Fisheries

Authors:          Alexander S.T. Girvan et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.5 | Commercial Sea Cucumber Stock Assessment to Determine Sustainable Quotas in Belize

Authors:          Kenneth Esquivel et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.6 | DIGIFISH: Data Driven Solutions to Inform Decision Making

Authors:          Shelly-Ann Cox et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.7 | Video methodologies for deep water surveying of queen conch (Strombus gigas): a comparison study in Turks & Caicos Islands

Authors:          J Van Rijn et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.8 | Modern Tools for Fisheries Data Collection and Data Management: Experiences From Suriname

Authors:           Tomas Willems et al

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.9 | Assessing the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Overfishing Implications for Guyana’s Seabob Shrimp Industry

Authors:          Ray Netwon and Mikhail Amsterdam

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.10 | Digitizing the Vessel Inspection Process in Barbados

Authors:          Adriel Jackman et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.11 | Comparative Analysis of Shark Capture Data: Species Composition, Diversity, and Abundance Along the Northeast Coast of Trinidad

Authors:          Imran Khan et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.12 | Socio-Economic Features of Antigua’s Small-Scale Fisheries Sector – Implications for Economic Security and Sustainable Development

Author:           Ian Horsford

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.13 | The Evolution of Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting of Fisheries Data for the Commonwealth of Dominica

Authors:          Derrick Theophile and Kurt Hilton

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.14 | Improving Social and Economic Resilience Through Enhanced Regional Trade in Fish and Seafood

Authors:          Milton O. Haughton and Adele O. Ramos

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

3.15 | Biology and Diseases of Panulirus argus on Saint Kitts and Nevis

Authors:          Nicole A. M. Atherley Herbert et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session IV: Capacity Building in Fisheries

4.1 | CRFM’s Training and Capacity Building Activities: 2003-2023

Authors:          Pamela Gibson et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

4.2 | Investigating the Economic Implications of Weather-Related Damages and Theft on Fishing Vessels: a Survey-Based Analysis in the Coastal Communities of Trinidad

Authors:          Vivan Alexander et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

4.3 | Women Empowerment in the Belize Fishing Industry

Authors:          Sandra C. Grant et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

4.4 | Reflections on a Collaborative Program to Build Capacity in the Caribbean Fisheries Resource Management Sector

Authors:          Nancy Montes and Charles Sidman

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session V: Aquaculture and Marine Science

5.1 | A Bioeconomic Approach for Sea Cucumber Mariculture in the Caribbean

Authors:          Ricardo Anthony Morris (rescheduled to Thursday)

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

5.2 | Looking Back Before Moving Forward: Learning From History to Develop Aquaculture and Mariculture in Barbados

Authors:          Christopher Parker and Colvin Taylor

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

5.3 | Restorative Aquaculture: How Commercially Important Sea Urchins Can Aid in Coral Reef Recovery

Author:           Stacey M. Williams

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

5.4 | Investigating the Effectiveness of Three Different Growing Methods for Seamoss Farming in Saint Lucia

Author:            Makeba B. Felix

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

5.5 | Evaluating the outcomes of selective breeding in optimizing the growth performance of tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) for commercial production in the Bahamas

Authors:          Mia Avril and John Reid

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

5.6 | Outlook and Key Considerations for Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture Development in CARICOM

Authors:          Samia Sarkis et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session VI: Fisheries Conservation and Management

6.1 | Historical Local and Traditional Knowledge and Key Messages for Present-Day Holistic Fisheries Management – An Example from Haiti

Authors:          Susan Singh-Renton et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.2 | Sustainable Harvesting of Commercial Species in the Belize Exclusive Economic Zone

Authors:          Silvana N. R. Birchenough et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             No Video

 

6.3 | An Assessment of the Reproductive Activity of Queen Conch (Aliger gigas) in Captive and Wild Populations in the Discovery Bay Special Fishery Conservation Area, Jamaica

Authors:          Shanna-Lee Thomas et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.4 | Use of a Maritime Domain Awareness Tool for Detecting Fishing Activity in the Waters of Caribbean States

Authors:          Peter A. Murray et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.5 | Update on the Status and Management of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fisheries in the CARICOM Region

Authors:          Maren Headley et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.6 | What is the Right Balance Between International Management and the Involvement of Fishing Communities in the Management of Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fisheries?

Author:           Lester Gittens

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.7 | The Fish Sanctuaries Network: Jamaica’s Quiet Fisheries Success Story

Authors:          Karl A. Aiken et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.8 | Ten Years of Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Closed Season: Evidence From Antigua and Barbuda’s Small-Scale Fishery

Authors:          Ian Horsford and Hilroy Simon

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.9 | Utilization of Artificial Reefs for Enhancement of Spiny Lobster Resource

Authors:          Hiroaki Terashima et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.10 | Uncovering Stakeholder Perspectives on Belize's Managed Access Program: Implications for Sustainable Fisheries Management

Author:           Eric Wade

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

6.11 | Recommended Strategies to Protect Parrotfish Populations in Barbados

Authors:          Christopher Parker and Shelly-Ann Cox

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session VII: Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, Disaster Risk Management and Recovery

7.1 | The Role of Climate Risk Insurance in Building Resilience of the Fisheries Sector– the Coast (Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility) Example and Application

Authors:          Isaac Anthony et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

7.2 | Gender Perspectives in Social, Blue and Climate Justice

Authors:          Maria Pena and Patrick Mcconney

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

7.3 | Sargassum in the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunity for Blue Growth Based on the Circular Economy Approach

Authors:          Mario Ayalon et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session VIII: International & Regional Cooperation and Partnerships

8.1 | Fisherfolk Organisations in Fisheries Governance and Policy

Authors:          Patrick Mcconney and Maria Pena

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

8.2 | Regional Cooperation Among CRFM, OSPESCA and WECAFC for Sustainable Fisheries in the Caribbean

Author:           Milton O. Haughton

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

8.3 | An Examination of Integrated Marine Planning and Management in CARICOM and the Wider Caribbean Region

Author:           Mikhail Amsterdam

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

8.4 | Regional Cooperation on Marine Biodiversity and Fisheries Management in the Wider Caribbean Region

Authors:          Geraldine Conruyt et al

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

8.5 | Transforming Our Seas and Oceans Resources Collaboratively with Accredited Development Partners for the Benefit of all

Author:            Alwyn R. Ponteen

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

8.6 | The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: Potential for Regional Ocean Science Coordination and Partnership

Authors:          Lorna V Inniss and Cesar Toro

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

8.7 | A Modernized and Results-Based ICT Framework to Strengthen Institutional Governance, Administration, Productivity, Outreach, Visibility, and Engagement

Author:            Adele O. Ramos

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session IX: The Future of the CRFM in Blue Economic Growth

9.1 | Promoting a Fishery-Centered Blue Economy Through Co-Benefits and Knowledge Sharing

Authors:           Nariaki Mikuni and Saori Imamura

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

9.2 | Building the Capacity of Aquaculture and the Blue Economy in the Caribbean

Author:           Juli-Anne Russo

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

9.3 | Laying the Foundation for Blue Economic Growth in the Caribbean: the BE-CLME+ Project

Authors:           Milton Haughton & Maren Headley

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 


Session X: National Reports on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture in CRFM Member States

10.1 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Anguilla

Author:           Remone Johnson

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.2 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Antigua and Barbuda

Author:           Hilroy Simon

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.3 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | The Bahamas

Author:           Alexandra Sinclair

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.4 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Barbados

Author:           Gregory Franklin

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.5 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Belize

Author:           Kenneth Esquivel

Presentation:   PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.6 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Dominica

Author:            Kurt Hilton

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             No Video

10.7 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Grenada

Author:            Justin Rennie

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.8 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Guyana

Author:           Denzil Roberts

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.9 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Haiti

Author:            Not presented

Presentation:  No PowerPoint

Video:             No Video

 

10.10 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Jamaica

Author:            Dr. Azra Blythe Mallett

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.11 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Montserrat

Author:            Alwyn Ponteen

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.12 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Saint Kitts and Nevis

Author:            Kadean Smithen

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.13 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Saint Lucia

Author:            Makeba Felix

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.14 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Author:            Jennifer Cruickshank-Howard

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.15 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Suriname

Author:            Zojindra Arjune

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.16 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | Trinidad and Tobago

Author:           Shandira Ankiah

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

10.17 | National Report on the Status of Fisheries and Aquaculture | The Turks and Caicos Islands

Author:            Kathy Lockhart

Presentation:  PowerPoint

Video:             YouTube Video

 

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