Report of the Technical Workshop on Bottom Fisheries in the High Seas of the Western Central Atlantic (Barbados, 30 September–2 October 2014)
The Working Group on the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was established by the fourteenth session of WECAFC in February 2012. Its first meeting took the form of a “Technical Workshop on Bottom Fisheries in the High Seas Areas of the Western Central Atlantic”. This Technical Workshop was co-organized by WECAFC, FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management of Barbados. The meeting was made possible through a financial contribution from the Government of Japan under the project Fisheries Management and Marine Conservation within a Changing Ecosystem Context (GCP/INT/253/JPN). The meeting was held in Christ Church, Barbados, from 30 September to 2 October 2014.