Port of Spain, February 6, 2020 – Ecosystem stewardship by Caribbean fisherfolk can contribute to maintaining a healthy marine environment and sustainable fisheries in the region. Successful stewardship would require support from and collaboration with fisheries-related public sector agencies.
Under the “Developing Organisational Capacity for Ecosystem Stewardship and Livelihoods in Caribbean Small-Scale Fisheries (StewardFish)” project, co-executing partners, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Secretariat (CRFM Sec.), recently kicked-off a series of two-day national workshops aimed at validating and gathering further stakeholder input on the preliminary findings of analyses of fisheries institutions to support fisherfolk and their organisations in ecosystem stewardship.
The analyses are being conducted by CANARI in the seven StewardFish project countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.