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Fisherfolk tackle governance issues
More than 35 fisherfolk leaders and resource people from 17 Caribbean countries attended an inception meeting in T&T to establish a regional Fisherfolk Leaders Action Learning Group to look at how fisherfolk can effectively contribute to food and nutrition security in the Caribbean. The Action Learning Group will work to ensure that regional and national fisherfolk organisations participate in fisheries governance and management in the Caribbean.
During the meeting the group developed a four-year plan of action that will take place under a project supported by the European Union EuropeAid programme. The project is being implemented by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (Canari).
Canari is working in partnership with the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies of the University of the West Indies (UWI Cermes), Panos Caribbean, the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Associations (CNFO) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CFRM).
“This is a critical meeting to mobilise key persons in the fisheries sector to ensure that we can start addressing some serious issues facing the Caribbean,” said Nicole Leotaud, executive director of Canari, a non-governmental organisation focusing on natural resources conservation in the Caribbean.
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