December 16, 2019

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism hosts training in fishery sector sanitary controls in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Food safety hazards, best practices in fish inspection, controls in aquaculture, traceability and modern approaches to laboratory testing and accreditation were the key areas covered BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Friday, 16 December 2016 (CRFM)—A two-week training covering “Food safety in the fishery sector” and “Fishery products laboratory testing” was delivered to 30 inspector and laboratory analysts […]

Yachtsman boasted about murdering British couple in 1978 in the Caribbean

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By Ruth Styles For Dailymail.com From Mailonline Yachtsman boasted about murdering British couple in 1978 in the Caribbean in front of his young son – and told friend how beating, stabbing and drowning them was ‘funny’ A friend told police how Silas Duane Boston, now 75, told him about the killing of British couple Peta […]

CRFM and FAO plan fisheries data reform for the Caribbean

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Belize City, Belize, Monday, 21 November 2016 (CRFM)—The coming of the digital age presents novel opportunities for the fisheries and aquaculture sector of the wider Caribbean to build a more robust data and information system that would augment the monitoring of production trends and traceability of catches, support more sustainable management regimes through increased people […]

15 CARICOM nationals start specialized fisheries training at top Australian university

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Belize City, Friday, 23 September 2016 (CRFM)—Fifteen fisheries personnel, including senior fisheries officers, fisheries officers, analysts and policy officers, traveled to Australia this week to participate in a specialized training course on “Enhancing Fisheries Management Capacity in the Caribbean Region.” The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and […]

Following Hurricane Earl, ECLAC sets the groundwork for disaster assessment in Belize

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A team lead by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean carried out a mission to hurricane-struck Belize, to provide support to the Government in its effort to undertake comprehensive assessment of the impact of Hurricane Earl which hit in early August 2016, and to assist in […]

CRFM and JICA discuss new fisheries initiative for co-management and socio-economic survey

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Belize City, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 (CRFM)—Milton Haughton, the Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), met today at the CRFM’s Secretariat in Belize City with Mr. Masaru Honda, Team Leader of the Japan-funded Caribbean Fisheries Co-management Project (CARIFICO) and Chief Advisor in the Fisheries Department in St. Lucia. “The CRFM welcomes Mr. […]

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 […]

The Caribbean’s fisheries and tourism linkages highlighted at Geneva forum

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Belize City, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 (CRFM)— Peter A. Murray, Programme Manager for Fisheries Management and Development at the Secretariat of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), represented the region at an international seminar on Oceans Economy and Trade: Sustainable Fisheries, Transport and Tourism, held in Geneva from 10- 12 May 2016. Murray, who was […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Cayman Islands: Child Month “Snuggle & Read” Event The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is inviting families for an evening of snuggling and reading. Families can enjoy bedtime stories, drama and literacy fun on Thursday 19 May, 2016 at the Cayman Academy School Hall from 6:00pm—8:00pm. Hot chocolate and cookies and other snacks […]

Cost of fishing in the Caribbean to be assessed under CRFM and FAO study

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Belize City, Thursday, 5 May 2016 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is convening a meeting of fisheries experts to chart the course for a new study to look at the impacts of rising cost factors of fishing operations, such as labor, fuel, fishing gear, repair and maintenance, and capital. The expert working group, which […]