Guyana developing suite of services to better manage coastal ecosystem –…

first_img You may be interested in… Mar 25, 2018 Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018 CRFM, UN University Fisheries Training Programme hold value… Fisheries Ministers underscore need for urgent response to… Seabob management plan soon to be submitted to CRFM(Georgetown, Guyana) – A Seabob Management Plan and Code of Conduct were completed and will be submitted to Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) in the third quarter of 2016 for external review. This has been outlined in the Ministry of Finance’s 2016, Mid-year report. The report states that the Seabob…August 23, 2016In “CAHFSA”Caribbean Fisheries Ministers endorse protocol for securing small-scale fisheriesBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, WEDNESDAY, 23 May 2018 (CRFM)—Fisheries Ministers have endorsed a newly drafted protocol on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the region. The endorsement came at the recently concluded 12th Regular Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), held in Montserrat on Friday, 18 May,…May 23, 2018In “CARICOM”New GEF-Funded Blue Economy Initiative begins in Caribbean(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A new US$46M initiative to promote Blue Economic priorities in the Caribbean gets underway with a two-day inception workshop on 5-6 March at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. The initiative is in support of the sustainable use and conservation of…March 5, 2020In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Jun 20, 2019center_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 1, 2020 Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… “In Guyana, the marine resources in our coastal waters and exclusive economic zone are an important component of our economy and provide  livelihoods to mainly artisanal Fishers.Artisanal fishing is important to our economy as 80 percent of the catch is exported. In order to ensure the sustainability of these resources, regulations have been introduced to limit fishing by trawlers to only a certain number of days each year and to require the installation of by-catch reduction devices and turtle exclusion devices on all trawlers.Monitoring and surveillance of artisanal vessels are also being increased to ensure compliance and to reduce the incidence of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activity…I wish to share with you at this time that oil production from recently discovered off shore deposits is imminent in Guyana. Conscious of our responsibility, an environmental impact study has been carried out to examine potential risks to marine life and coastal livelihoods, especially of local artisanal Fishers, in the event of oil spills.” Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources Mr. Raphael Trotman addressing the Plenary at the UN Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters, New York, 5 – 9 June, 2017. See Minister’s presentation  –  VIDEO Sep 24, 2018last_img

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