BARBADIAN FISHERIES GATHERING UNCOVERS SHRIMP POTENTIAL OFF GUYANESE COASTLINE
According to studies conducted by fisheries experts, there is scope to almost double fishing efforts and increase production from some shrimp and groundfish stocks in the Brazil-Guianas shelf in coming years.
Shrimp and groundfish fisheries experts from the Brazil-Guianas Shelf sub-region, met in Barbados, 7-8 September, at a regional Workshop on Investing in Ecosystem-based Shrimp and Groundfish Fisheries management.
The Workshop served as a meeting of the joint Working Group on Shrimp and Groundfish of the Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (WECAFC), Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), and the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER). The workshop was also supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under its programme for Managing Regional Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems for Biodiversity Conservation.
The 35 experts discussed the status of the shrimp and groundfish stocks, investment options for fisheries in the sub-region – which comprises Brazil, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname – and opportunities to harmonize fisheries management measures that would increase financial and environmental sustainability of the fisheries sector. (THE REST OF THIS ITEM CAN BE SOURCED HERE)