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March 2023 marked 20 years since the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) was officially inaugurated as a specialized CARICOM Regional Institution 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.” The inauguration by the Ministerial Council of the CRFM on 27 March 2003 followed the signing and entry into force of the “Agreement Establishing the CRFM” on 4 February 2002.
The CRFM is hosting a yearlong programme of activities for its 20th Anniversary, to celebrate its achievements over the past two decades, inspire a fresh vision for the future of the fisheries and aquaculture sector, while seizing new opportunities for maximizing its potential and sustainably harnessing the benefits of the Blue Economy.
The purpose of the CRFM’s 20th
Anniversary campaign is three-fold:
To enhance the visibility of the CRFM through promoting its technical and scientific work in the region over the past 20 years;
To highlight the role of fisheries and aquaculture in achieving sustainable employment and livelihoods, trade, food security, and nutrition; and
To highlight the potential of the marine living resources to contribute to blue economic growth and development.
On 27 March 2023, the CRFM--along with its stakeholders and partners--commemorated 20 years of hard work, dedication, and oustanding achievements to the Caribbean, as well as internationally. Since the establishment of the CRFM in 2003, we have worked arduously towards the sector's development, as well as the improvement of fisheries management to help ensure sustainable fisheries and livelihoods for those we serve. We remain committed to working with our Member States towards this cause! This year serves not just as a time of commemoration but also as a period of serious reflection on a more vibrant, prosperous, and secure future for the Caribbean!Read More
Over the past 20 years, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism has played a leading role in addressing fisheries issues and priorities on the international stage. In October 2022, Ministers announced the official anniversary celebrations and issued a statement. Here, 3 CRFM policymakers (Ministers from Belize, Jamaica & Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) partnered with the Minister of Fisheries (Norway) to boldly address the challenge of Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) Fishing and Transnational Organized Crime in the global fishing industry. The CRFM partnered with Norway to host a side event at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference. Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.… Read More
The CRFM will convene a series of events during this year, including seminars, workshops, webinars, and a 3-day scientific conference. The events will be held mostly in virtual or hybrid format, to maximize the opportunities for stakeholders and partners to attend and participate. These will be held throughout the course of the year. We will be posting updates on our events calendar, accessible on this page. Additionally, the CRFM will hold a series of thematic events around the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, and its Special Ministerial Meeting slated for October 2023. We will update this page regularly with more information on these events.Read More
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS LAUNCHED!
The CRFM's 20th Anniversary Celebrations was officially launched on Monday, 27 March 2023. This event featured official speakers and guest presentations, marking the accomplishments of the CRFM since its inception in 2003.
We also look forward to engaging with stakeholders and partners in a series of social events. Apart from our official anniversary launch, we plan to host a cooking series as well as events during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture. All activities will eventually be posted on the calendar, located at the bottom of this page.
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