Governance assessment for Pedro Bank, Jamaica

Year of publication: 2013
Author: R. Mahon / CERMES
Pages: #49p.

Abstract: Detailed assessments of governance architecture for the Pedro Bank. The purpose of the assessment carried out here is to dissect and display the suite of governance arrangements for the major governance issues identified for Pedro Bank in order to facilitate discussion among stakeholders. The area for the assessment was the entire Pedro Bank with an initial focus on the Pedro Cays where most human activity and impact occur. The assessment focuses on living marine resources and the requirement for an ecosystem approach to their sustainable use.

Governance assessment for the Guianas-Brazil continental shelf fisheries ecosystem

Year of publication: 2012
Author: R. Mahon, T. Phillips / CERMES
Pages: #29 p.

Abstract: Detailed assessment of governance architecture for the Guianas-Brazil continental shelf fisheries ecosystem.  The purpose of the assessment carried out here is to dissect and display the suite of governance arrangements for the major governance issues identified for this ecosystem in order to facilitate discussion among stakeholders.

Governance arrangements for marine ecosystems of the Wider Caribbean Region

Year of publication: 2013
Author: Mahon R., Cooke, A., Fanning, L., and McConney, P. / UWI-CERMES
Pages: #109 p.

Abstract: The CLME Project includes a Regional Governance Framework (RGF) component that is aimed at analyzing the regional ocean governance situation in the Wider Caribbean Region and proposing an RGF as a basis for the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) that is a major output of the Project. The RGF component of the CLME Project combines information drawn from the pilots and case studies with information from additional governance analyses at the level of the entire WCR and also with other studies conducted outside the CLME Project to develop a multi-scale, multilevel RGF. This report describes the work done and the RGF that has been proposed for the SAP.

Survey of the regional science-policy interface for ocean governance in the Wider Caribbean Region

Year of publication: 2012
Authors: P. McConney, L. Fanning, R. Mahon, B. Simmon / UWI-CERMES
Pages: #55 p.

Abstract: This report, following a brief review of literature on the topic, describes the process and product of an interview investigation of the science-policy interface in the WCR conducted as part of the  Regional Governance Framework (RGF) consultancy with the CLME project. The report contributes to developing the RGF and formulating a Strategic Action Programme (SAP) as the next major stage of the CLME project. The target audiences are all CLME participants and interested parties. Findings should be of particular interest to those dealing with the Information Management System and Regional Environmental Monitoring Programme. Twenty countries and four regional organisations were  surveyed, resulting in 103 respondents from 73 interviews across the organizations and government ministries concerned with environment, fisheries, foreign affairs and tourism that were targeted.

OSPESCA/CLME Pilot for the Shared Stocks of the Central American Lobster Fisheries

Year of publication: 2012
Author: L. Fanning , CERMES-UWI for the CLME Project
Pages: #40 p.

Abstract: Detailed assessment of governance architecture for the shared stocks of the Central American lobster fisheries. Its purpose is to dissect and display the suite of governance arrangements for the six major issues identified for the Central American lobster fisheries in the Caribbean, in order to facilitate discussion among stakeholders. This discussion can lead to shared perceptions of what should be in place, what principles should be prominent and how the system should be structured. The assessment is not intended to lead to a prescriptive output regarding what should be in place. Nonetheless, some broad observations can be made on aspects of the system that need attention if arrangements are to be structured in a way that is likely to lead to effective governance, including the promotion of inter-sectoral and inter-issue integration that is needed for an ecosystem approach.

CLME+ region taking a lead on regional integration amongst fisheries and environmental agencies

Eight Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGO’s): UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme (UN Environment CEP); Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO-WECAFC); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/IOCARIBE) of UNESCO; Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat; Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM); Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD); Organisation of the Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector (OSPESCA); and the Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met from 25-26 May in Miami in a meeting facilitated by the CLME+ Project.

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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”