The Valley, Anguilla, May 11, 2023 – Since 2011, the Caribbean region has faced an unprecedented challenge of massive sargassum seaweed influxes that have negative impacts on coastal ecosystems, livelihoods, and public health. To address this issue, a two-day workshop was held in Anguilla from May 4-5, 2023, to build the capacity of local coastal and marine managers, fisherfolk, divers and hotel operators in areas related to sargassum use, removal and rehabilitation of affected areas.

The workshop was hosted by Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources (DNaR) in Anguilla and the University of the West Indies – Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (UWI-CERMES). It brought together coastal and marine managers and users from various sectors such as government agencies responsible for natural resources management, fisheries, planning, and disaster management, fisherfolk organisations, civil society organisations, hotel and tour operators and other private sector representatives.

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