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Regional fisheries meeting on today

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:37 AM

A two-day meeting to discuss measures for adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management in fisheries and other fisheries issues in the region is set to get underway in Kingston today.

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) says representatives from its 17 member states will meet for the 15th meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, which is the primary technical deliberative body of the CRFM.

It says the forum will discuss steps to strengthen cooperation and coordination between fisheries and environment departments, as well as partner organisations, to strengthen the conservation of marine species and critical habitats to achieve international biodiversity targets.

The forum will be updated on the progress of technical activities after which it will prepare recommendations on the way forward to be tabled when Ministers responsible for fisheries meet on May 19 in Guyana.

The meeting will also elect a new chair, vice-chair and executive committee members, who will serve for the programme year, 2017 to 2018.