The 70th Annual conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

Merida, Mexico | 6-10 November 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 theme of the Conference is “TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TROPICAL FISHERIES STRATEGIES, MODELS AND TOOLS”. The initiative is based on the interest of the membership of the GCFI to call attention to users on the importance of sustainable oceans through the implementation of sustainable fisheries and marine resource management.

The conference will focus on applying fisheries and marine science to solve problems by bringing multiple users of ocean resources together to make informed and coordinated decisions for sustainable use of these resources. Addressing the issues of connectivity, fisheries management, conservation, and related issues at GCFI will aid in addressing critical marine resource issues within the Wider Caribbean Region.

Specific Secretariat events during the Conference are:

  • 5 November (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)- Marine Spatial Planning and Decision Support Systems in the Wider Caribbean 
  • 7 November ( 2:00 PM -5:30 PM) - Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Science and Management. (UNEP-CEP SPAW/CaMPAM, GCFI). 
  • 9 November (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) - Annual Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)- Caribbean Steering Committee meeting

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