Civil society sets priorities to support management of shared marine resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems

Participants from the regional workshop to develop the CLME+ Civil Society Action Programme (C-SAP)
Participants from the regional workshop to develop the CLME+ Civil Society Action Programme (C-SAP)

Port of Spain, February 27, 2018 – Representatives of 18 civil society organisations (CSOs) and small and micro enterprises (SMEs) from 14 countries within the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems region (CLME+ region) met in Trinidad and Tobago, from January 16 – 19, to develop a Civil Society Action Programme (C-SAP), that would contribute to strengthening the role, participation and ownership of civil society actors in the implementation of the politically endorsed 10-year Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources in the CLME+ region (CLME+ SAP). The vision of the CLME+ SAP is “a healthy marine environment in the CLME+ that provides benefits and livelihoods for the well-being of the people of the region”.

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Coordination Mechanism for Improved Ocean Governance between Regional Organisations in the Caribbean Formalised

Press Release – for immediate release

August 8,  2017 – The Interim Coordination Mechanism (ICM) for the “Sustainable Management, Use and Protection of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems” (the CLME+ region) has been formally established on July 27 through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by 5 member inter-regional governmental organisations. Continue reading “Coordination Mechanism for Improved Ocean Governance between Regional Organisations in the Caribbean Formalised”

70th Annual Conference GCFI: Call for Papers

GCFI Press Release

June 6, 2017 – The 70th Annual conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute will be held in Merida, Mexico, from 6-10 November 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Merida Hotel. The conference is being hosted by the CINVESTAV, Unidad Merida, Instituto Technologico de Merida and Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. Continue reading “70th Annual Conference GCFI: Call for Papers”

Regional Agencies in the Caribbean to sign landmark agreement to support Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans

Press Release

June 5th, 2017 – Eight intergovernmental organisations involved in the management of marine resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+) region are expected to sign a landmark agreement for strengthened coordination and cooperation. Continue reading “Regional Agencies in the Caribbean to sign landmark agreement to support Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans”

Strategic Action Programme Meeting

September 16, 2016 – UN agencies and regional partners convened on  sustainable fisheries and a healthier marine environment

Key partners of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems Project (“the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project”) assembled from 6 to 9 September in Miami to discuss and plan coordinated action towards the sustainable management and use of living marine resources in the region. Continue reading “Strategic Action Programme Meeting”