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Sherlene Audinett

Sherlene Audinett

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:42

Members

The following are Member States' representatives in the Caribbean Fisheries Forum:


ANGUILLA
Ms. Kafi Gumbs
Director (ag.)
Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Government of Anguilla


ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Mr. Ian Horsford
Chief Fisheries Officer (Ag.)
Fisheries Division


THE BAHAMAS
Mr. Gregory Bethel
Acting Director / ACIO
Department of Marine Resources
Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources 


BARBADOS

Mrs. Joyce Leslie
Chief Fisheries Officer (ag)
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy


BELIZE

Mr. Rigoberto Quintana
Fisheries Administrator (Ag.)
Belize Fisheries Department


DOMINICA

Mr. Jullan DeFoe
Chief Fisheries Officer (ag.)
Fisheries Division


GRENADA

Mr. George Phillip
Acting Chief Fisheries Officer
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, Fisheries and Cooperatives


JAMAICA

Dr. Gavin Bellamy
Chief Executive Officer
National Fisheries Authority
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries


MONTSERRAT

Mr. Alwyn Ponteen
Chief Fisheries and Ocean Governance Officer
Fisheries Unit
Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment


ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

Dr. Marc Williams
Director of Marine Resources
Department of Marine Resources
Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources


SAINT LUCIA

Mrs. Sarita Williams-Peter
Chief Fisheries Officer
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical
Planning Natural Resources and Co-operatives


ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Mrs. Jennifer Cruickshank-Howard
Chief Fisheries Officer
Fisheries Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry and Labour


SURINAME

Mr. Zojindra Arjune
Deputy Director of Fisheries
Fisheries Department
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries


TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Ms. Elizabeth Mohammed
Senior Fisheries Officer
Fisheries Division


TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS

Ms. Kathleen M. Wood
Director
Department of Environment and Maritime Administration
Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:20

COMPOSITION & FUNCTIONS

 

Composition of the Forum

1. The Forum shall comprise:

(a) one representative of each Member of the Mechanism;

(b) one representative of each Associate Member of the Mechanism;

(c) representatives of the following groups, institutions and bodies, approved by the Ministerial Council as Observers:

(d) Fisher Folk Organisations and Private Fishing Companies within the Caribbean Region;

(e) Regional bodies and institutions and regional organisations whose work in the area of fisheries contribute to the work of the Mechanism;

(f) Non-Governmental Organisations whose work in the area of fisheries contribute to the work of the Mechanism.

2. The Forum shall elect a chairman from among the Members of the Mechanism and, subject to this Agreement, shall establish its own rules of procedure.

Functions of the Forum.

Subject to the policy direction of the Ministerial Council, the Forum shall determine the technical and scientific work of the Mechanism and, in particular, the Forum shall:


(a) promote the protection and rehabilitation of fisheries habitats and the environment generally;

(b) encourage the use of post-harvest practices in the fisheries sub-sector that maintain the nutritional value and quality of products;

(c) encourage the establishment of effective mechanisms for monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries exploitation;

(d) recommend for approval by the Ministerial Council, arrangements for sustainable fisheries management and development in Member States based upon the best available technical or scientific data and information;

(e) recommend for approval by the Ministerial Council, co-operative and other arrangements relating to fisheries;

(f) review the arrangements recommended by the Technical Unit for sustainable fisheries management and development in Member States;

(g) examine and consider action taken by Member States and third States which may prejudice arrangements for sustainable fisheries management and development;

(h) receive reports on new arrangements made between Member States and third States with respect to the conservation and management of fisheries;

(i) receive reports on such activities as may from time to time be entrusted to sub-committees or interest groups of the Forum;

(j) receive and examine the draft Work Plan and Budget of the Mechanism and submit recommendations thereon to the Ministerial Council;

(k) determine from time to time the priorities for the Work Programme of the Mechanism;

(l) approve the staff regulations recommended by the Technical Unit;

(m) undertake such other functions as from time to time may be entrusted to it by the Ministerial Council.


The Forum shall convene in regular sessions once a year and in such special sessions as it considers necessary to perform its functions.

 

Friday, 01 July 2016 16:19

Project Details

Funding Agency:

United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme ("UNU-FTP")

Beneficiary Countries:

CRFM Member States

Project Length:

Three years (2016 - 2019)

Financials:

UNU Project Objectives:

 To enhance institutional capacity in fisheries in the Caribbean by providing post-graduate fellowships and short training courses to professionals from the CRFM Member States who are actively working in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Update #1

Update #2

Information Note

Final Workshop Programme

Opening Ceremony Programme

Guidelines for preparation of Exercise 1

Guidelines for Exercise 2

 

LECTURE MATERIAL

DAY 1

Fish Market and Marketing

UNU-FTP and CRFM Cooperation 2005-2016

Importance of Fisheries Sector including Trade in Fish & Seafood

 Day 2

Fish Processing, Product Development and Utilization

Development of the Icelandic Value Chain

Supply Demand and Price Determination

Theories of Value Chains

Smoked Bonito Value Chain

Day 3

Evaluating and developing a Market-driven value chain 

Day 4

Value  Chain Analysis

Tilapia Case Study in Trinidad and Tobago

 Day 5

Comparison of Value Chain Performance

 

Resource Document

Below is the Links to the documents:

1.  FARNET Adding Value To Local Fisheries Guide-3 (EN)

2.   Value Chain Handbook

3.   Value Chain Analysis Of The Artisanal Fisheries Mauritius

4.    Value Chain Analysis Methodologies

5.    Revised Value Chain Approaches In Fisheries Planning (Policy_Brief)

6.    Value Chain Dynamics And The Small Scale Sector

 7.   ACP Manual On Value Chain Analysis And Promotion (Part 1)

8.    Caribbean Roots And Tubers VCA Manual September 2015.

9.    CTA FAO Caribbean Value Chain Analysis Case Studies 2014

10.   Fish Value Chain Myanmar 2015

11.   Iton Moonsammy And Marine Choice Of Place Fish Buying 2015

12.   Lem IIFAT ValueChain Article

13.   Manual SA-4.1-B20.1-39 MAURITIUS

14.   Value Chain Analysis Malawi

15.   ACP Manual On Value Chain Analysis And Promotion Part-1

16.   ACP Manual On Value Chain Analysis And Promotion Part-2

17.   Agricultural Value Chain Guide For The Pacific Island

18.   Promoting Regional Trade and Agribusiness Development in the Caribbean: Case Studies on Linking Fisheries To Tourism-Related market

 The University of the West Indies, Mona has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), toward the cost of the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include: (i) developing and testing an ICT-based Early Warning and Emergency Response System (EWERS) for fishers (at sea), including the respective system’s e-services, and; (ii) conducting the requisite training in the use and administration of the system.  

 The University of the West Indies, through its Mona Office for Research and Innovation, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 

 Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail or by e-mail) by 27th May 2016. Click here for further details.

 

Mona Office for Research and Innovation

Attn: Erica Haughton- Procurement Officer

First Floor, Assembly Hall Building

The University of the West Indies

Tel: 1-876-970-3175 ● 1-876-935-8192

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of CLME+ Communications Specialist with assigned duty station in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia where he/she will work with the CLME+ Project Coordination Unit. 

Expression of interest in English Language, with full curriculum details, including nationality, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or expertise, list of professional publications, coordinates (including  telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant’s work), and other relevant information, should be addressed to the Executive Director, CRFM Secretariat, Belize City, Belize, and sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The successful candidate will have a minimum qualification of an advanced university degree or equivalent qualification in communication, social science, journalism or related studies, and 5 years of relevant experience in public outreach and promotional work and must be able to work in both English and Spanish.

An initial contract of one-year duration will be issued to the successful candidate in the first instance.  The contract may be extended upon satisfactory performance, up to the end of the CLME+ Project in December 2019.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 1 April 2016.

Please refer to the attched Terms of Reference for further details.

Friday, 13 November 2015 11:46

CARIFICO Outputs

Report of CRFM / CARIFICO Seminar: Strengthening Fisheries Co-Management in the Region. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2017/4

Co-Management of FAD Fisheries - A Socio-Economic Analysis of Off-Shore Fishers Residing on CARIFICO Member Islands 

Project “Fish in Ice”: Illustrated Manual on Ice Box Construction on Fishing Vessel. CRFM Special Publication No. 17 

Project “Fish in Ice”: Illustrated Manual on Ice Box Construction on Fishing Vessel. CRFM Special Publication No. 18

Manual of Best Practices in Fisheries that uses Moored Fish Aggregating Devices: FAD Design, Construction and Deployment. CRFM Special Publication No. 6. Vol. I (English Version)

 Manual of Best Practices in Fisheries that uses Moored Fish Aggregating Devices: FAD Design, Construction and Deployment. CRFM Special Publication No. 6. Vol. I (French Version)

Manual of Best Practices in Fisheries that use Fish Aggregating Devices: Maintaining Good Quality of FAD-Caught Fish: From the point of capture to the point of sale. CRFM Special Publication No. 6, Vol. II (English Version)

Manual of Best Practices in Fisheries that use Fish Aggregating Devices: Maintaining Good Quality of FAD-Caught Fish: From the point of capture to the point of sale. CRFM Special Publication No. 6, Vol. II (French Version)

2015 Draft Sub-Regional Management Plan for FAD Fisheries in the Eastern Caribbean (Stakeholder Working Document).CRFM Technical & Advisory Document 2015 / 05

 Report of Write-shop on FAD Fisheries Management. Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 23 - 25 June 2015. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2015 / 04

Developing a Model Logbook for FAD Fisheries in the Eastern CaribbeanCRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2015 / 2

FAD Fishery Model LogbookCRFM Special Punlication No. 4.

Review of Fisheries Data Collection Systems in Selected CRFM Member States and Recommendations of Integrated FAD Fisheries. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2014 / 8

CRFM / CARIFICO Regional Workshop on FAD Management.CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2014 / 7

Report of Fisheries Seminar Series for Japan-CARICOM Friendship 2014. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document, No. 2014 / 06

Report of CRFM - JICA CARIFICO / WECAFC - IFREMER MAGDELESA Workshop on FAD Fishery Management - CRFM Technical & Advisory Document No. 2013 / 9

Report of the CRFM / JICA Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD) Management Workshop for OECS Countries, 13 March 2013, Roseau, Dominica. CRFM Technical and Advisory Document  No. 2013 / 5

JICA / CRFM Workshop: Promoting the Development of Good Practices for Fisheries Management and Development.  CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 11 

Report of the CRFM / JICA Master Plan Dissemination Workshop, 16 - 17 January 2012, St. Lucia.  CRFM Technical and Advisory Document No. 2012 / 02

 

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