CRFM Fishery Report 2011 Volume 2 – Fishery Management Advisory Summaries. Report of Seventh Annual Scientific Meeting–Kingstown, St.Vincent and the Grenadines,16–24 June 2011
The Seventh Annual Scientific Meeting took place during 16 - 24 June 2011 in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. During this Meeting, CRFM Resource Working Groups examined data from the following fisheries: the flyingfish fishery of the Eastern Caribbean, the seabob fishery of Suriname, and the shrimp trawl fishery of Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The SGWG also reviewed catch and effort data from the white shrimp fishery in Kingston Harbour, Jamaica. The LPWG conducted several activities: exploration of catch and effort data from the blackfin tuna fishery in St. Lucia, Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago; review of a report on the fishing fleets targeting dolphinfish, flyingfishes and blackfin tuna in Martinique and Guadeloupe; review of a report on blackfin tuna catch, catch rates, and size structure from Venezuelan fisheries; and completed the first part of an ERAEF analysis of the Eastern Caribbean dolphinfish fishery. This year’s CLWG meeting completed a peer review of a Caribbean spiny lobster stock assessment that was conducted intersessionally in The Bahamas during 2010. The RSWG did not meet in 2011.