September 24, 2020

CARICOM and Central American Fisheries Ministers solidify partnership

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Fisheries Ministers of CARICOM and Central America join forces to promote ocean-based economic growth and combat IUU fishing in the Caribbean BELIZE CITY, FRIDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2019 (CRFM)—After several hours of deliberation at their Second Joint Meeting held in Belize on Wednesday, 2 October 2019, Fisheries Ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries […]

Fisheries Ministers underscore need for urgent response to Sargassum scourge and IUU fishing

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 (CRFM)—Caribbean Fisheries Ministers who met for two days last week in Saint Kitts and Nevis have underscored the need for the region to take urgent action to address the ongoing Sargassum scourge, as well as Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing—two of the most pressing challenges responsible for […]

Caribbean Fisheries Ministers endorse protocol for securing small-scale fisheries

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, WEDNESDAY, 23 May 2018 (CRFM)—Fisheries Ministers who recently attended the 12th Regular Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), held in Montserrat on Friday, 18 May 2018, endorsed a newly drafted protocol on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the region. CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, noted that […]

Caribbean coast guard, marine officers undergo training to protect fisheries

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By Jewel Fraser From Sea Food Source Twenty Caricom border control officers recently concluded a three-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, held at the Barbados Defense Force’s Coast Guard Base, the HMBS Pelican. The course was designed to “enhance the skills and competencies of authorized officers who have border security responsibilities for enforcing […]

CARICOM-US discuss threat of lawsuit over queen conch, and IUU fishing

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Belize City, Friday, 27 May 2016 (CRFM)—Officials from the Caribbean Community and the United States advanced talks in Washington last week at the 7th Annual Meeting of the CARICOM-US Trade and Investment Council, on several key concerns affecting trade between the US and the region, chief among then being the treat of a lawsuit by […]

CRFM to give oral arguments to Law of the Sea Tribunal

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Belize City, August 26, 2014: The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will on September 5, 2014give oral arguments to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, Germany in response to a request for an advisory opinion on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in African waters. ITLOS, which is made […]

Caribbean states’ contribution to Case No. 21 on IUU Fishing

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Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Secretariat Caribbean member States of CRFM weigh in on important international case on IUU fishing Case No. 21 explores rights and responsibilities of States in combating IUU fishing, which undermines efforts to properly develop and manage fisheries resources Belize City; Tuesday, February 4, 2014—Seventeen member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism […]