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Video: Jamaica’s new fish sanctuary thrives on strong engagement and support from the surrounding fishing community
The June 2014 edition of the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership (C-FISH) newsletter titled “Focusing on Action and Success” is now available. C-FISH is aimed at strengthening community based fish sanctuaries and marine protected areas (MPAs) in 5 countries across the Caribbean – Jamaica, Grenada, St Lucia, & St Vincent & the Grenadines.
The Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership is a £2.1-million project funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) through the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). Peruse the newsletter here and a related video here.
The role of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) networks in improving marine ecosystem resilience in the Caribbean region was at the core of discussions at the recently concluded workshop on “MPA and resilience to climate change” in St Martin.
The workshop, which sought to build MPA local and national capacities to increase the resilience of the coastal marine environments to climate change and strengthen regional cooperation and action, attracted many MPA managers and relevant stakeholders of the EU overseas territories across the Caribbean.
Resources from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Managers (CaMPAM) and the Regional Activity Centre for specially protected areas and wildlife in the Caribbean region (SPAW-RAC) supported event are now available, including a keynote presentation by Dr Owen Day, Director of Ecosystem Based Adaptation, CARIBSAVE and Director of the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership (C-FISH). Dr Day’s presentation is titled “Impacts and Costs of Sea Level Rise in the Caribbean and Role of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation”.
C-FISH is a project being implemented as part of the the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s regional Implementation Plan for climate resilience.
Peruse the resources here.