Regional closed season for the Caribbean Spiny Lobster

March 2, 2017 – Lobster fishing is simultaneously suspended in the countries from the System for Central American Integration (SICA) from March 1st to June 30th: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Dominican Republic. In Belize, the closed season runs from February 15th to June 15th. During this period the Caribbean Spiny Lobster cannot be caught or commercialized. Continue reading “Regional closed season for the Caribbean Spiny Lobster”

Meeting of Interim Coordination Mechanism for Sustainable Fisheries

March 1, 2017 – Three Regional Fisheries Bodies – CRFM, OSPESCA and WECAFC-FAO – met on the afternoon of the 28 February 2017 at the UN House in Barbados to discuss opportunities for enhanced collaboration related to important fisheries management topics identified under the 10-year politically approved CLME+ Strategic Action Programme (SAP). Continue reading “Meeting of Interim Coordination Mechanism for Sustainable Fisheries”

Formal launch of the Ecolangosta+ Sub-project

February 23, 2017 – Regional Workshop on sustainable spiny lobster fisheries

This morning a two-day workshop started in San José, Cosa Rica on the sustainability of Caribbean Spiny Lobster fisheries. The workshop marks the launch of “ECOLANGOSTA+” (2017-2019), a subproject of the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project. The Central American Regional Fisheries Organization OSPESCA is responsible for the coordination of this subproject. Continue reading “Formal launch of the Ecolangosta+ Sub-project”

Steering Committee meeting of the Caribbean Marine Atlas Project

February 16, 2017 – The second Steering Committee meeting of the Caribbean Marine Atlas Project is taking place in Cartagena, Colombia. This meeting has been organised by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOC/IOCaribe) and hosted by the Institute of Marine and Coastal Research of Colombia (INVEMAR). Continue reading “Steering Committee meeting of the Caribbean Marine Atlas Project”

Joint workshop with Brazilian government

February 13, 2017 – On 6 and 7 February 2017, representatives of the Brazilian Ministries of Environment, Foreign Affairs, Fisheries and other members of the Brazilian Inter-ministerial Commission for Sea Resources (CIRM) welcomed the Regional Coordinator of the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project, Mr. Patrick Debels, and the Coordinator of the UN Environment’s Caribbean Environment Programme (Cartagena Convention), Dr. Lorna Inniss, in Brasilia, Brazil, for a 2-day joint workshop. Continue reading “Joint workshop with Brazilian government”

Official launch of the spiny lobster CLME+ subproject

December 16, 2016 – The CLME+ sub-project “Towards an Ecosystem Approach to fisheries for the Caribbean spiny lobster” was officially launched last week in Managua, Nicaragua, during the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee from Sica Ospesca. Continue reading “Official launch of the spiny lobster CLME+ subproject”

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”