November 20, 2019

First Marine Climate Change Report Card for the Caribbean in the works

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Belize City, Thursday, 8 December 2016 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working with other Caribbean agencies and the Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), a marine science and technology agency sponsored by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The agencies are preparing the first ever marine climate change […]

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 […]

Caricom strategises to fight seaweed that’s hurting fishing industry

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By Denis Chabrol From Demerara Waves The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has borrowed and modified a Puerto Rico protocol to remove large amounts sargassum seaweed that has been retarding the movement of fishing vessels and chasing away some fish species from otherwise heavily populated fishing grounds. Executive Director of CRFM, Milton Haughton said the […]

Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations looks to the future

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Port of Spain. September 7, 2016 – Leaders of the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO) met at a two-day performance and planning workshop to discuss and critically assess the CNFO’s performance since its formation almost 10 years ago. They were joined in this exercise by representatives from partner organisations the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism […]

From fish waste to fish wealth

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Caribbean takes first step to maximize value of fisheries and aquaculture sector Fish leather from fish skin, beauty products from fish guts, and health supplements from fish oils. “Every single part of the fish has a value…” says CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton Belize City, Friday, 29 July 2016 (CRFM)—At a time when countries across […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

CRFM and UNOPS seal agreement to advance small- scale fisheries in the Caribbean

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Special emphasis directed at flyingfish fishery in the Eastern Caribbean Belize City, Belize, 22 April 2016 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) this week sealed an agreement with a UN agency to strengthen governance arrangements for the flyingfish fishery in the Caribbean, with special emphasis on maximizing the long-term potential of the fishery, which employs […]

Caribbean Fisheries Forum meets to discuss emerging challenges

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Belize City, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 (CRFM)–Fisheries experts from across the Caribbean region are traveling to Guyana this week for the 14th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum — the primary technical deliberative body of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).  The Forum will be meeting in Georgetown on Thursday, 7 April and Friday, 8 […]