Port of Spain, May 10, 2019 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), in collaboration with Montserrat stakeholders, have created a new video entitled Our Changing Fisheries: Voices from Montserrat. It features local voices and perspectives from fisherfolk and other coastal and marine resource users on changes being experienced in Montserrat’s fisheries sector in the context of climate change, and ideas for building their resilience. Key climate change impacts highlighted include rough seas, changing currents and more extreme hurricanes and storms that affect ability to fish and cause damage to fishing grounds and gear. This adds to the fact that fisherfolk continue to feel the effects of past volcanic activity on the island.

Caption: Video “Our Changing Fisheries: Voices from Montserrat” which can be viewed on CANARI’s YouTube channel.

The video was developed as part of the Darwin Plus project, Climate change adaptation in the fisheries of Anguilla and Montserrat. This project is being implemented by CANARI in partnership with the Fisheries and Ocean Resources Unit – Montserrat, Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources – Anguilla and the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) – University of the West Indies.

See full media release here.