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BELIZE CITY, August 26, 2014: Eighteen (18) senior fisheries officers and marine management experts from 10 member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will take part in the 2014 CARICOM Fisheries Law and Management Training Workshop at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. The training workshop is funded by the Government of Australia through the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship Programme.

This is the second training workshop for fisheries personnel from the CARICOM countries. Sixteen (16) officers from nine CARICOM countries were trained in 2012.

The programme aims to enhance the capacity of regional fisheries administration in CARICOM States through the provision of training in areas such as international fisheries and environmental law, marine resource conservation and management, and monitoring, control and surveillance.

The five-week training workshop, which will run from Monday, September 1 to Friday, October 3, 2014, is a collaborative initiative between the CRFM and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS) at University of Wollongong. It is made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding which the CRFM Secretariat and ANCORS signed during the first training workshop held in October 2012.

Participants are Ms. Trecia Lovell of Antigua and Barbuda, Ms. Vivian Belisle-Remnarace and Mr. Rigoberto Quintana of Belize, Ms. Jeannette Mateo and Mr. Aramis Cespedes of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Casimir McDonald and Mr. Francis Calliste of Grenada, Ms. Ingrid Peters and Mr. Denzil Roberts of Guyana, Mr. Junior Squire and Mr. Gary Isaacs of Jamaica, Mr. Samuel Heyliger and Mr. Clive Wilkinson of St. Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Thomas Nelson and Mr. Vaughn Serieux of St. Lucia, Mr. Kris Isaacs and Ms. Cheryl Jardine-Jackson of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Mr. Zojindra Arjune of Suriname.

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