PRESS RELEASE: Technical experts discuss updated plan for Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery

The state of the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish and the updated sub-regional flyingfish Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) for this valuable and shared resource were discussed at the Special Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean, convened in Barbados on 1-2 October, 2018. This Working Group, which is constituted by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), plays an important role in monitoring, evaluating and advising on the implementation of the sub-regional flyingfish FMP, which is supported by an ecosystem approach to management of flyingfish sub-project under the UNDP/GEF Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+) Project. The Working Group will also contribute to the regional state of the marine environment and associated economies report as well as to monitoring and evaluation of the CLME+ Strategic Action Programme.

Attending the meeting were Chief Fisheries Officers, as well as representatives of fisherfolk organizations, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, and development partners such as FAO-WECAFC, the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), and the French Marine Research Agency – IFREMER.

“This meeting of the Joint CRFM/WECAFC Working Group on Flyingfish is timely and important given the challenges we face in the region from climate related changes affecting the marine environment and flyingfish stocks, and ultimately the livelihoods and food security of thousands of persons engaged along the entire flyingfish value chain,” said Milton Haughton, Executive Director of the CRFM.

The entire Press Release can be found in the attached document and on the CRFM Secretariat’s website at www.crfm.int.

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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UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project launches consultancy to identify options for a Permanent Policy Coordination Mechanism and a Sustainable Financing Plan for ocean governance in the CLME+ Region

In November 2017, the UNDP/GEF Project “Catalysing the 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” (http://www.clmeproject.org) awarded a consultancy to identify Options for a regional Permanent Policy Coordination Mechanism and a strengthened Regional Governance Framework for shared living marine resources and ocean governance in the CLME+ Region, with a Sustainable Financing Plan. The mandate for this consultancy arises from the CLME+ Strategic Action Programme, which was politically endorsed by over 30 government ministers representing 25 countries and 6 overseas territories in the CLME+ region. Leading the consultancy is the Centre of Partnerships for Development, based in Barcelona, Spain (https://globalcad.org/en), with the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies as the advisory group. The consultants will work closely with the countries that have endorsed the CLME+ Strategic Action Programme (CLME+ Countries), multiple Inter-Governmental Organisations, and other stakeholders in the region. Continue reading “UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project launches consultancy to identify options for a Permanent Policy Coordination Mechanism and a Sustainable Financing Plan for ocean governance in the CLME+ Region”

Se destacan las iniciativas del CLME+ en la Conferencia de los Océanos de las Naciones Unidas

El Programa de Acciones Estratégicas (PAE) de 10 años para la región del CLME+, el Proyecto CLME+ de 5 años del PNUD/FMAM y la próxima conformación de laʻAlianza y la Asociación mundiales del CLME+ para el manejo y el uso sostenibles, y la protección de los recursos marinos” estuvieron entre las diferentes iniciativas del CLME+ que la Unidad Coordinadora del Proyecto (UCP) y los socios del Proyecto destacaron en la reciente Conferencia de los Océanos de las Naciones Unidas, que se llevó a cabo del 5 al 9 de junio del 2017 en Nueva York.
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70ª Conferencia Anual del GFCI

Comunicado de Prensa del GCFI

6 de junio de 2017 – La 70 ª Conferencia Anual del Instituto de Pesca del Golfo y el Caribe se celebrará en Mérida, México, del 6 al 10 de noviembre de 2017 en el Hotel Hyatt Regency Merida. La conferencia será organizada por el CINVESTAV, la Unidad Mérida, el Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida y la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.

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Taller Regional ECOLANGOSTA+ para la trazabilidad de productos pesqueros

6 de Junio del 2017 – En San Salvador, El Salvador, del 5 al 8 de junio de 2017, se lleva a cabo el Taller Regional para la Elaboración de Estándar Regional de Trazabilidad de Productos Pesqueros, con el objetivo de armonizar y consensuar los procedimientos y diseño de un Estándar Regional de Trazabilidad aplicado a los productos pesqueros para ser presentado posteriormente a las autoridades competentes  para su aprobación e implementación. Continue reading “Taller Regional ECOLANGOSTA+ para la trazabilidad de productos pesqueros”

Hacia un Mecanismo Integrado de Informes para el PAE CLME+

27 de marzo de 2017 – El Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (FMAM), a través de su Área Focal de Aguas Internacionales, apoya financieramente la adopción del “Enfoque de Grandes Ecosistemas Marinos” para la gestión colaborativa y transfronteriza de los recursos marinos compartidos. En este contexto, el FMAM y el PNUD fomentan la adopción de un enfoque cíclico de (a) análisis de diagnóstico transfronterizo (ADT) y (b) planificación estratégica. Continue reading “Hacia un Mecanismo Integrado de Informes para el PAE CLME+”