Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management ( CARIFICO ) Project
To promote the fisheries resource management in the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Community (hereinafter referred to as “CARICOM”) member states agreed to inaugurate the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (hereinafter referred to as “CRFM”) in March 2003. In response to the request from the CRFM member countries, GOJ through JICA implemented a technical cooperation project on “Formulation of Master Plan on Sustainable Use of Fisheries Resources for Coastal Community Development in the Caribbean” (hereinafter referred to as the “Study”) from 2009 to 2012. The Final Report of the Study proposed (1) to establish practical co-management models for sustainable use and management of the fisheries resources, (2) to promote participatory resource management and development toward co-management, and (3) to formulate and strengthen the regional network by sharing the local expertise and lessons learned in each country.
The fisheries co-management approach implemented as pilot activities will be disseminated appropriately in the target country, and in the Caribbean region
The fisheries co-management approach suitable for each target country is developed, and is shared in the Caribbean region
(1) Fisheries information required for co-management of target fisheries is collected, organized, and updated regularly
(2) Mechanisms for consensus building and proper observation of the rules/regulations with regard to co-management of target fisheries are proposed and verified
(3) Know-how and technology useful for promoting fisheries co-management is introduced
(4) Experiences of the pilot activities are reviewed, and lessons are shared in the Caribbean region