Real lessons learned from Caribbean fisheries to advance best practices
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- In an effort to advance best practices in
fisheries management and development across the wider Caribbean,
fisheries officials from six member countries of the Caribbean Regional
Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will converge for a special technical meeting
at the Conference Room of the Fisheries Division in Kingstown, St
Vincent and the Grenadines, from July 25 to 27, 2012.
The meeting will be facilitated by the CRFM Secretariat and experts of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The first ‘Good Practices’ workshop held in February focused on fish quality assurance and the marketing of fish and fish products.
“This second JICA/CRFM Good Practices Workshop will serve to bring together some of the key stakeholders and partners in the fisheries sector of the region to share experiences, success stories and lessons learned in some of the critical areas for sustainable fisheries development,” said Terrence Phillips, programme manager, Fisheries Management and Development CRFM Secretariat, and CRFM’s coordinator for the workshop.
Nariaki Mikuni, JICA’s senior fisheries expert, Latin America and the Caribbean Department and JICA’s coordinator for the workshop, said that the goal of fisheries management and development is to ensure both profitability and sustainability. The purpose of Japan’s collaboration, Mikunu said, is to improve fisheries infrastructure and technology in the region to help achieve this end.