Stewardfish Report on the Adaption of International Guidelines to the Priorities of Fisherfolk to Achieve EAF Objectives
To support operationalization of EAF principles in the Caribbean, StewardFish recommends the development of both regional and national-level practical EAF Codes of Conduct by and for persons in the fishing industry. Following a methodology previously used in Barbados to develop a local fisheries code of conduct, we outline an iterative social learning process of development for these codes, which emphasizes industry engagement, formal endorsement, implementation and participatory monitoring and evaluation. This report sets out the development process by CNFO, CERMES and other regional partners in the co-production of the Regional Code of Conduct for Caribbean Fisheries. We also address the monitoring and evaluation framework that supports successful implementation of the Code. Next steps and recommendations suggest actions to inform the implementation of the regional code and adaptation to the national contexts of the seven StewardFish countries. Appendices end this report.