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Preliminary List of Meetings 2015

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No.

DATE (2015)

EVENT

LOCATION

1.

14 Jan

Meeting of the Secretary-General, Ambassador / Change Drivers and Heads of Community Institutions to Consider the Implementation Plan for Community Strategic Plan

Georgetown, Guyana

2.

20 - 23 Jan

Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond area of national jurisdiction

UN HQ, New York

3.

21 Jan

CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year: JICA Seminar

Kingston, Jamaica

4.

2 – 3 Feb (Officials)

5 – 6 Feb (Ministerial)

53rd Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) – Environment and Sustainable

Georgetown, Guyana

5.

2 Feb - 20 Mar

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf -37th Session

UN HQ, New York

6.

5 – 6 Feb

Meeting of the Senior Maritime Administrators of the Caribbean in 2015

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

7.

10 – 12 Feb

Caribbean Water Information Generator Second and Final Stakeholder Consultation Workshop

Bridgetown, Barbados

8.

16 - 20 Feb

Meeting of the ICCAT Working Group on Stock Assessment Methods

Miami, USA

9.

19 – 20 Feb

24th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

10.

23 - 24 Feb

Caribbean Green Economy Conference 2015 which will be held from 23 to 24 February 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica

11.

23-27 Feb

Meeting of the Global Record Informal Open-Ended Technical and Advisory Working Group

FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

12.

23 - 27 Feb

Inter-sessional Meeting of the Panel 2/10th Meeting of the IMM Working Group

Madrid, Spain

13.

25 - 26 Feb

Regional Consultation to formulate a Plan of Action for Invasive Species for the OECS

Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

14.

5 March

CARICOM Thematic Group - Agricultural Health and Food Safety Systems (AHFSS)

Suriname

15.

6 March

Agriculture Food and Nutrition Cluster Meeting

Electronic

16.

10 - 13 Mar

Strategy Meeting for Action on Blue Growth and Food Security

St. George’s, Grenada

17

11-13

CRFM/ UF SG Meeting & Presentation on CRFM to Faculty and Staff

Florida

18.

16 - 17 Mar

11th Round of Informal consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement

UN HQ, New York

19.

16-18 Mar

Expert Group Meeting on Enhancing the Science-Policy Interface in SIDS

St. Lucia

20.

17-18 Mar

7th Caribbean International Food Safety and Security Conference

Montego Bay, Jamaica

21.

17 - 19 Mar

FAO/WECAFC Logical Framework/Project Design Workshop pf Project “Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector”

Bridgetown, Barbados

22.

23 - 27 Mar

Blue Shark Data Preparatory Meeting

Madrid, Spain

23.

30 Mar – 31 Mar

13th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum

St. George’s, Grenada

24.

2 April

Delivery of ITLOS Advisory opinion in Case 21 on IUU Fishing

Hamburg, Germany

25.

6-10 April

16th Meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultive Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

UN HQ, New York

 26.

9 or 10 April

SPS TAC Meeting (Electronic)

Virtual

27.

April

WECAFC/CRFM/IFREMER Working Group on Shrimp and Groundfish -1st Regional shrimp and groundfish fisheries management investment planning workshop (Suriname, April 2015, dates TBD) –IDB supported.

Paramaribo, Suriname

28.

TBD

FAO/WECAFC Inception workshop project "Sustainable management of bycatch in Latin America and Caribbean trawl fisheries ” – GEF IW supported

TBD

29.

April

WECAFC/CRFM/OSPESCA/CFMC Working Group on Recreational Fisheries – 2nd meeting on billfish management and conservation planning + WECAFC/FAO Project inception workshop of the Caribbean Billfish project   (component of the Ocean Partnerships For Sustainable Fisheries And Biodiversity Conservation – Models For Innovation And Reform), –World Bank supported.

Barbados or Miami

30.

24-27 April

Fisheries Legal Component - EU-sponsored Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Programme in the CARIFORUM Region - in-country legal mission

The Bahamas

31.

27 Apr - 1 May

Group of Experts of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the state of marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects

UN HQ, New York

32.

29 April - 1 May

Fisheries Legal Component - EU-sponsored Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Programme in the CARIFORUM Region - in-country legal mission

Jamaica

33.

4-5 May

Fisheries Legal Component - EU-sponsored Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Programme in the CARIFORUM Region - in-country legal mission

Jamaica

34.

4 - 8 May

Bigeye Data Preparatory Meeting

Madrid, Spain

35.

7-9 May

Fisheries Legal Component - EU-sponsored Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Programme in the CARIFORUM Region - in-country legal mission

Haiti

36.

11 - 12 May

1st Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on FADs

Madrid, Spain

37.

11-13 May

Fisheries Legal Component - EU-sponsored Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Programme in the CARIFORUM Region - in-country legal mission

Dominican Republic

38.

13-15 May

CARPHA/ PAHO/ IICA Regional Foodborne Diseases Surveillance and Food Safety Workshop

Trinidad & Tobago

39.

15 May

9th Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council

St. George’s, Grenada

40.

18 - 22 May

Convention Amendment Working Group, COM

Miami, USA

41.

20 May - 17 Jul

Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management

Nova Scotia, Canada

42.

28-29 May

Final Meeting of E15 Expert Group on Fisheries Oceans and trade System

Geneva

43.

31 May- 4 June

Field Mission under the SPS Environmental Consultancy

Guyana

44.

2 June

First CARICOM-Indian Joint Commission

Georgetown, Guyana

45.

8 June

World Oceans Day

 

46.

3-6 June

CARICOMP-2 Meeting

Miami

47.

7-11 June

Field Mission under the SPS Environmental Consultancy

Greneda

48.

8 - 12 June

Sub-Committee On Ecosystems Intersessional Meeting

Madrid, Spain

49.

9-11 June

ITLOS Case 21 Follow-up Workshop

Dakar, Senegal

50.

8 - 12 June

25th Meeting of States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UN HQ, New York

51.

10 - 13 June

Small Tunas Species Group Intersessional Meeting, SCRS

Madrid, Spain

52.

11-12 June

16th OECS Ministerial Meeting on Sustainable Use of Living Marine Resources

Antigua

53.

11-16 June

Field Mission under the SPS Environmental Consultancy

Suriname

54.

16-18 June

10th EDF SPS Project - Fourth Meeting of the Technical Advisory & Technical Oversight Committee Meetings

Barbados

55.

September 2015 – March 2016

UNU-FTP Fisheries Training Programme

Iceland

56.

22 - 26 June

Dialogue between Scientists and Managers Working Group/WG Fisheries Managers and Scientist in support of the Western Bluefin Stock Assessment

TBD

57.

23-25 June

FAD Fisheries Management Write-shop

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

58.

29 June - 3 July

Field Mission under the SPS Environmental Consultancy

Belize

59.

June (date TBD)

WECAFC Regional workshop on fisheries data collection, analysis, sharing and reporting –EU supported

Bridgetown, Barbados

60.

2-4 July

36th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government

Barbados

61.

2 July (8:00-12:00)

Jamaica national Consultation on Fisheries Risk Insurance Initiative

Virtual

62.

6-9 July

Final Regional Training of Trainers Workshop for Fisherfolk Mentors

Anguilla

63.

9-10 July

Seminar on Laws to Protect Oceans and Seas

Panama

64.

6-11 July

2015 UF Ecosim/ Ecopath Lionfish Modelling and Management Training

USA

65.

6 - 24 July

21st Session of the International Seabed Authority

UN HQ, New York

66.

13 - 17 Jul

Bigeye Stock Assessment Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal

67.

20-21 July (Officials) 22-23 July (Ministerial)

4th Meeting of ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Agriculture

Brussels

68.

20 Jul - 4 Sept

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf – 38th session

UN HQ, New York

69.

23-24 July

8th CARICOM-UN Meeting

Guyana

70.

27 - 31 July

Blue Shark Stock Assessment Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal

71.

24-25 August

Regional Validations Workshop, Fisheries Component of the EU Funded SPS Measures Project

Barbados

72.

1-3 September

FAO/ WECAFC Expert Meeting to Assess RFMO Arrangements & 1 day Meeting to discuss Fisheries Coordinating Mechanism for CLME Project

Barbados

73.

 7-8 September

 FAO/ WECAFC/ IDB/ CRFM/ IFREMER Workshop Investing in Ecosystem-based Shrimp and Groundfish Fisheries Management of the Guianas - Brazil Shelf

Barbados

74.

8 - 11 September

Sixth Meeting - Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the state of marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects

UN HQ, New York

75.

14-15 September

Meeting of the Secretary General and Heads of Community Institutions, and 2015 Donor Coordinator Meeting

Georgetown, Guyana

76.

14 September

1st Special Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum

Via GoTo Meeting

77.

15-18 September

FAO/ WECAFC/ CRFM Statistics Workshop

Barbados

78.

16 September

SPS TAC Meeting (Virtual)

Virtual

79.

21 - 25 September

SCRS Species Groups Meetings (SC Statistics 21 - 22)

Madrid, Spain

80.

24 September

First Meeting of the Consotium on Billfish Management and Conservation (CBMC)

Via Skype

81.

28 Sept - 2 Oct

Meeting of the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics

Madrid, Spain

82.

28 Sept - 2 Oct

First round- Informal consultations on omnibus resolution on oceans and the law of the sea

UN HQ, New York

83.

29 September - 1 October

Common Wealth and UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Trade in Sustainable Fisheries (AHEM)

Geneva, Switzerland

84.

30 September

Meeting of CCS Agriculture Planners Forum

Virtual

85.

5-8 October

Third Regional Caribbean Fisherfolk Action Learning Group Workshop

Antigua & Barbuda

86.

6 October

59th Special Meeting of COTED-Agriculture (Officials Meeting)

Georgetown, Guyana

87.

8 October

59th Special Meeting of COTED-Agriculture (Ministerial Meeting)

Georgetown, Guyana

88.

9 October

59th Special Meeting of COTED

Georgetown, Guyana

89.

12 Oct - 27 Nov

Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf – 39th session

UN HQ, New York

90.

14-16 October

SIDs Food Security and Nutrition Conference

Milan, Italy

91.

15-16 October

Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation

Puerto Rico

92.

19-23 October

Visit of Grenada Minister, PS, CFO to Belize re MPA Management and Meeting with the CRFM

Belize

93.

19-24 October

CODEX Committee Meeting on Fish and Fish Products

Alesund, Norway

94.

23 October

25th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum

via GoTo Meeting

95.

Oct (date TBD)

WECAFC/OSPESCA (CRFM?) Working Group on Sharks management and conservation– CITES supported

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

96.

26-28 October

CLME PEG/ SAP Interim Coordinating Meeting

Miami, USA

97.

Oct/Nov (date TBD)

CFMC/WECAFC/OSPESCA/CRFM Working Group on Spawning Aggregations – CFMC/USA supported.

Miami or Panama City

98.

3-6 November

CTA/ IICA Agri-businees Forum

Barbados

99.

8 - 9 November

WECAFC 7th session of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) – FAO supported.

Panama City, Panama

100.

9-11 November

WECAFC/ OSPESCA/ CRFM/ CFMC Working Group on Recreational Fisheries - 2nd Regional Workshop on Billfish Management and Conservation

Panama City, Panama

101.

9 – 13 Nov

68th Annual GCFI Meeting

Panama City, Panama

102.

10 - 17 Nov

24th Regular Meeting of the ICCAT Commission

Malta

103.

10 - 17 Nov

Informal consultations on resolution on sustainable fisheries

UN HQ, New York

104.

27-29 Nov

Commonwealth Heads Conference

Malta

105.

18 - 24 Nov

Second round- Informal consultations on omnibus resolution on oceans and the law of the sea

UN HQ, New York

106.

23-24 November

ACS/ CSC SYMPOSIUM: Challenges, Dialogue and Cooperation towards the Sustainability of the Caribbean Sea

Tobago

107.

1-2 December

2nd WECAFC Reorientation and Strategic Planning Workshop - EU supported

Trinidad and Tobago

108.

3 December (tentative)

4th SPS Technical Oversight Committee Meeting

Virtual

109.

December

Fisheries & Tourism Work Group to review Study Report

 

 

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