The development of the aqua-culture sector is one of the key priorities for the fisheries sector in the Carribean sector, Miton Haughton, executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), said in an interview with CTA Brussels.
Besides aquaculture, the other priority areas for the fisheries sector in the Caribbean region, as underlined by Haughton are:
• information base for planning and for decision making
• strengthen fisheries governance and management
• climate change related Disaster risk management
• strengthening marketing and trade
• the issue of Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing
The fisheries sector plays an important role in the Caribbean Region – as far as food and nutrition, but also employment is concerned.
The level of per-capita consumption of fish is above the world average: 30 kg per person, compared to the world average of 18 kg per capita. In addition, the fisheries sector employs and supports well over 350.000 people, in the condition in which the Caribbean states are mostly small island with small populations.
Haughton will delve more into the topic of aqua-culture, and the sector’s importance for the Caribbean region at the next Brussels Development Briefing on Fish-farming. The Director of CRFM will present then Opportunities for aquaculture development in the Caribbean. If you want to see his – and other sector experts’ presentation- register now for the conference, which will be held next Wednesday, 3rd July.
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