Port of Spain, October 7, 2019 – The Anguilla Fisherfolk Association (AFFA) and the Montserrat Fishing and Boaters Association (MFBA) were both recently awarded small grants by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) totalling US$24,000 to support practical action projects that demonstrate ecosystem stewardship to improve climate resilience and livelihoods in Anguilla and Montserrat.

The small grants, which are targeted at fisherfolk organisations, are a key component of the project “Climate Change Adaptation in the Fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat” funded by the Darwin Initiative through the United Kingdom Government.

Assessments conducted under the project reveal that the fisheries sectors of both islands are in fact vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and climate variability. Consequently, given their importance to livelihoods and national food security, building resilience of the small-scale fisheries sectors in Anguilla and Montserrat is critical.

 

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