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Issue No:80
  • :0973–1121
  • :December
  • :2018

Samudra Report No.80, December 2018

Report / Disaster Response

Being Ready

A Fisheries and Aquaculture Response to Emergency (FARE) training, along with a Training of Trainers course, was held recently in St Georges, Grenada


This article is by Florence Poulain (Florence.Poulain@fao.org),Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer (FARE Focal Point), FAO, Fishery and Aquaculture Department, Italy;Patrick McConney (patrick.mcconney@gmail.com), Senior Lecturer (Co-Trainer FARE Pilot Course), Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies, Barbados; Terry Charles (terrycharles_grenada@yahoo.com),Director General (Co-Trainer FARE Pilot Course), Grenada Red Cross Society, Grenada; and Iris Monnereau (Iris.Monnereau@fao.org), Regional Project Co-ordinator, FAO Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean, Barbados


2017 is considered the most costly hurricane year on record. During its hurricane season, decades of development gains in some small islands in the Caribbean were eradicated. Beginning on 8 September 2017, Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, bringing destruction and devastation. As communities were assessing the damage and loss and just starting the rebuilding process, Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane, bringing further destruction and...

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