Fisheries Ministers meet for 13th Council Meeting in St Kitts and Nevis

first_img(CRFM Press Release)—Caribbean Fisheries Ministers will assemble 13-14 June, at the Marriott Resort in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis, for the 13th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). On the occasion of the Council Meeting, Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Agriculture, Health, National Health Insurance, Human Settlements, Community Development, Gender Affairs, Social Services, Land and Cooperatives, will assume chairmanship of the Council from Montserrat’s Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment, Honourable David Osborne. The main proceedings of the Council Meeting will be preceded by the 3rd Meeting of the Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Flyingfish Fishery in the Eastern Caribbean. Thereafter, the Council will deliberate upon the state of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Caribbean region, and review status and trends in order to inform their decisions and policies at both the regional and national levels. CRFM social media links: You Tube: Facebook: Twitter: Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… ABOUT THE CRFM The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) was officially inaugurated on March 27, 2003, in Belize City, Belize, where it is headquartered, following the signing of the “Agreement Establishing the CRFM” on February 4, 2002. It is an inter-governmental organization whose mission is “to promote and facilitate the responsible utilization of the region’s fisheries and other aquatic resources for the economic and social benefits of the current and future population of the region.” PRESS CONTACT Name: Milton Haughton, Executive Director Phone: 501-223-4443 E-mail: [email protected] Maritime Webinars Coming for CARICOM Students Aug 27, 2020 Fisheries Ministers underscore need for urgent response to Sargassum scourge, IUU fishingBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, (CRFM)—Caribbean Fisheries Ministers who met for two days last week in Saint Kitts and Nevis have underscored the need for the region to take urgent action to address the ongoing Sargassum scourge, as well as Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing—two of the most pressing challenges responsible…June 20, 2019In “Agriculture”Fisheries officials from CRFM Member States meet in St. Kitts and Nevis for annual ForumBELIZE CITY, BELIZE (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will convene the 17th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum on 20-21 March 2019 at the Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Agriculture, Health, National Health Insurance, Human Settlements, Community Development, Gender Affairs,…March 20, 2019In “Associate Member States”Caribbean Fisheries Forum to review regional spiny lobster declarationHeads of national fisheries authorities from the seventeen (17) Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), as well as observers and partner agencies, on Monday began participating in the 13th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Grenada. The two-day meeting is being held at the Flamboyant Hotel in…March 30, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 10, 2020center_img Jun 29, 2020 You may be interested in… The Ministers will consider several recommendations arising from the 17th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, held in March in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The Forum provides technical leadership to the CRFM and scientific advice to the Ministerial Council. The Council, on the other hand, is the chief decision- and policy-making arm of the Mechanism. At the upcoming two-day annual meeting, the Ministers will take a critical look at challenges confronting the fisheries and aquaculture sector, but more importantly at the interventions needed to effectively confront them. The Executive Director of the CRFM, Milton Haughton said, “This meeting will address ongoing efforts to improve ; combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; improve conservation and management of fisheries resources and ecosystems; strengthen systems for evidence-based decision making; respond to the Sargassum inundation affecting the fisheries sector; promote the blue economy and strengthen partnerships with development partners and donors.” The last regular meeting of the Council was hosted in May 2018 in Montserrat. The Council also meets for a Special Meeting during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, convened around October each year. Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact… 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… Aug 11, 2020last_img

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