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Proceedings of the working group on shrimp fisheries of the Northeastern South America, Panama City, 23 – 27 April 1979, Report of the Meeting National Reports
The Working Group reviewed the current status of the shrimp resource and fisheries. A general conclusion is that the shrimp stocks of this area appear to be about fully utilized but that good management can preserve the present biological and economic viability of the fishery. The group suggested a number of management goals and regulatory options for consideration by the countries concerned.
Recommendation WECAFC/XVII/2019/11 “On the management of shrimp and groundfish resources of the north Brazil – Guianas Shelf in the WECAF area”
Most WECAFC members have endorsed the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME+) Strategic Action Programme (SAP) and that under its Strategy 6 “Implement EBM/EAF of the Guianas-Brazil continental shelf with special reference to the shrimp and groundfish fishery” the same members are required to “Strengthen the FAO-WECAFC-CRFM sub-regional arrangement for the management of the shrimp and groundfish fisheries, and establish a decision-making capacity for policy formulation and management”. It is within this context that WECAF issued a series of recommendations reaffirming its commitments to coordinate efforts to improve the sustainability of these fisheries.
Report of the Fisheries and Biological Data Preparation Workshop on the Shrimp and Groundfish Fisheries of the North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem, Bridgetown, Barbados, 23-25 October 2018
The Fisheries and Biological Data Preparation Workshop for the Shrimp and Groundfish Fisheries of the North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NBSLME) was held in Bridgetown, Barbados 23-25 October, 2018. The meeting brought together 14 participants including fisheries officers, government organizations and FAO. The main objective of the workshop was to provide training on data preparation for stock assessment purposes and fisheries status/trends monitoring, enhance capacities in fisheries data and statistics collection at the national and sub-regional levels, and review status of data collection for the shrimp and groundfish fisheries of the NBSLME.The current state of the Fisheries and Resource Monitoring System (FIRMS) stocks and fisheries inventories for the NBSLME was reviewed and updated with inputs from participants. Ongoing work on the Data Repository and Decision Support System (DSS) for the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+) Project and its application in the NBSLME was presented and discussed. A template for recording fisheries and biological data of key species in the NBSLME for stock assessment purposes was reviewed by participants. Furthermore, for each country and fishery, participants reviewed the availability of data including, inter alia, time series of landings and fishing effort, length frequencies and socio-economic information. Additionally, a review was made of the biological parameters (e.g. length-weight relationship, growth, maturity) available for key shrimp and groundfish species in the NBSLME and data gaps identified. Information on genetic studies on shrimp and groundfish species in the NBSLME region served as background for discussion on the stock structure
Report of the Fourth Meeting of the WECAFC Ad Hoc Shrimp and Groundfish Working Group (1996)
This report provides a summary of the proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the WECAFC Ad Hoc Shrimp and Groundfish Working Group on the Guianas - Brazil Continental Shelf and CFRAMP Shrimp and Groundfish subproject specification workshop. It contains summaries of the national reports and technical papers presented during the meeting. The major topics discussed included priority areas for a cooperative investigation programme and proposals CFRAMP sponsored stock assessment and data collection activities. The mains recommendations and priority areas for collaboration approved by the meeting are included in the report. The workshop agreed that enough data and information exist to do a preliminary stock assessment of the shrimp resources of the region and recommend that the next meeting of the working group should attempt this task. Bioeconomic analysis of the available fisheries data in countries was considered a priority, through which optimal data requirements for the countries could be identified and alternative management strategies evaluated.
Report of the Meeting of Fisheries Managers and Ministers of the WECAFC Ad Hoc Working Group on Shrimp and Groundfish Resources in the Brazil-Guianas Shelf (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 26-29 March 2001)
Resources in the Brazil-Guianas Shelf, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 26-29 March 2001. The main objectives of the Meeting were: to review the results of the stock assessment and bio-economic analyses obtained by the Ad Hoc Working Group over the past five years, to consider fishery management measures and to identify appropriate strategies for the implementation of effective co-operation in fisheries research and management in the region.
Report of the Second Meeting of the WECAFC/CRFM/IFREMER working group on shrimp and groundfish of the North Brazil – Guianas shelf Bridgetown (Barbados, 17–18 May 2018)
The Second meeting of the Working Group on Shrimp and Groundfish of the North Brazil Guianas Shelf was held in Barbados 17-18 May, 2018. The meeting brought together 25 participants including Working Group members, fisheries officers, fisherfolk representatives, academia, government organizations and FAO. The scope of the working group is to provide scientific and management advice for the sustainable management of the shrimp and groundfish resources of the Northern Brazil-Guianas shelf in the WECAFC Region. The participants reviewed and analyzed the current state of data collection and fisheries management for each country in the North Brazil Guianas Shelf. The assessment of data limited fisheries was presented as an approach to consider for the North Brazil Guianas Shelf shrimp and groundfish fisheries. Additionally, the current status and necessary steps to develop a sub-regional EAF management plan for shrimp and groundfish were discussed, as well as the need to enhance capacity in stock assessment techniques in the sub-region.
REPORTE DEL TALLER DE INVERSION EN EL MANEJO ECO-SISTEMICO EN LA PESCA DE CAMARONES Y PECES DE FONDO EN LA PLATAFORMA GUYANA – BRASIL
El taller sobre Inversión en el Manejo Eco-sistémico en la Pesca de Camarones y Peces Demersales en la Plataforma Guyana-Brasil se realizó en Barbados, 7-8 Septiembre 2015. El taller es el 1er Taller realizado por el Grupo Colaborativo de Trabajo en Camarones y Peces Demersales de la Comisión de Pesca para el Atlántico Centro-Occidental (COPACO), El Mecanismo de Pesca Regional del Caribe (CRFM), y el Instituto Francés para la Investigación del Aprovechamiento (Explotación) del Mar (IFREMER). Los 35 expertos que asistieron al taller, discutieron y analizaron la existencia de las poblaciones de Camarones y Peces Demersales en la Subregión - que comprende Brasil, Venezuela, Guayana Francesa, Guyana, Trinidad y Tobago y Surinam – y además, analizaron las oportunidades de armonizar medidas de manejo que incrementarían la sostenibilidad financiera y ambiental del sector. Las Recomendaciones presentadas en el documento tienen el propósito de incrementar la colaboración en la evaluación de poblaciones y provisión de peces y camarones entre los países, de fomentar capacidades para llevar a cabo los análisis necesarios para apoyar el Ordenamiento Pesquero y la toma de decisiones, y para desarrollar un Plan de Acción para combatir la pesca ilegal, no declarada y no reglamentada ( INDNR), lo mismo que la elaboración de un Plan de Manejo Sub-regional para Camarones y Peces Demersales en el área de la Plataforma de Norte de Brasil - Guyanas. También se finalizó un Plan General de Inversión y la posibilidad de atender a los países de la Región en realizar los estudios de factibilidad necesarios para realización de propuestas de inversión para la instalación y construcción de Pesqueras. Los Términos de Referencia para el Grupo de Trabajo fueron discutidos y actualizados y un Grupo de Aprobación fue elegido.