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Caribbean Fisheries Forum tackles challenges in fishing throughout the Caribbean by Yasmin Popescu April 04,2012   |  Source: The Freeport News

Concerns were again reiterated over the numerous challenges which can militate against sustainable development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector during the recent Caribbean Fisheries Forum held in Nassau.

CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton told the gathering during the closing ceremonies that among these, an inadequacy of resources and staffing in the national fisheries departments, the prevalence of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; the need to improve sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards to ensure safe, good quality fish and seafood and, therefore improve access to export markets. The Invasion of the invasive Pacific lionfish and climate change were also issues of concern.

"In only a few years this invasive species has spread across the entire Caribbean, causing untold negative impacts on local fish stocks and marine ecosystems. The impact of climate change and climate variability on the fisheries and marine ecosystem, and possible links with the unprecedented large quantities of sargassum seaweed have negatively impacted the fisheries and tourism sectors in 2011."

The Forum discussed progress to date on the region's commitment to combat IUU fishing within the framework of the Castries Declaration on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated


© 2012 The Freeport News

Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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