CRFM 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS | WEBINAR SERIES

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WEBINAR No. 1: Improving SPS Standards in Fisheries in the CARICOM, 15 June 2023

This webinar provides insights into the issues impacting on improvements in the region’s ability to improve food safety in fish and other aquatic products, mindful of the recently approved Protocol on aquatic foods as a strategic resource for food and nutrition security under the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy.

 

WEBINAR No. 2: Blue Economic Growth: Aquatic resources value chain development in CARICOM, 19 July 2023

This webinar highlights the perspectives of various stakeholders on the development of competitive fisheries value chains within the context of blue economic growth.

  

 

WEBINAR No. 3: Progress and Challenges in Addressing IUU Fishing and Fisheries Crime, 10 August 2023

This webinar provides insights into the issues impacting on addressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and fisheries crime in CRFM States over the past 20 years, mindful of recent initiatives such as Member States’ signing on to the International Declaration on Transnational Organised Crime in the Global Fishing Industry (a.k.a. the Copenhagen Declaration) and the launching of a Caribbean Blue Justice Hub.

  

WEBINAR No. 4: Tackling abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear in the Caribbean, 10 August 2023

This webinar explores the challenges associated with ghost fishing in the Caribbean, as well as some of the practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sound options for tackling the problem. It also provides an overview of the status of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear in the Caribbean; present efforts made by the CRFM, including those in partnership with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), to address the problem; and options for the way forward. 

  

WEBINAR No. 5: Building Resilience to Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries & Aquaculture, 18 December 2023

This webinar builds awareness on the global climate stocktake at CoP 28 from a Caribbean perspective, while highlighting strategies and actions for building resilience to climate change, ocean acidification, and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture. This will foster sustainable development of a regional fisheries and aquaculture sector that is resilient to climate change and ocean acidification, through research and integrated, adaptive planning and policy development, awareness and capacity building, and regulatory reforms.  

 

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