Ecosystem based adaptation approach to Caribbean spiny lobster fisheries

Brief Description:
To increase the regional and national level capacities towards sustainability and climate resilience of the Caribbean Spiny lobster fishery in SICA countries by establishing integrated, enhanced and harmonized governance arrangements, enhancing fisheries data, and curtail IUU fishing. Much of the effort in achieving this goal is aligned with the adoption and the implementation of a revised Caribbean Lobster Regional Management Plan. We will refine and adapt OIRSAs existing electronic traceability system, adopting it for the spiny lobster fishery. There is already a regional traceability working group that is currently facilitating this process. This project will pilot at least 1 full electronic traceability system (boat to buyer) in the industrial fishery and partial electronic traceability (plant to buyer) for the artisanal lobster fishery. Each system will be based on a regionally approved criterion to capture specific Key Data Elements (KDEs) which already exist.

Aumentar las capacidades a nivel regional y nacional hacia la sostenibilidad y la resiliencia climática de la pesquería de langosta espinosa del Caribe en los países del SICA mediante el establecimiento de acuerdos de gobernanza integrados, mejorados y armonizados, mejorando los datos pesqueros y reduciendo la pesca INDNR. Gran parte del esfuerzo para lograr este objetivo está alineado con la adopción e implementación de un Plan de Manejo Regional de Langosta del Caribe revisado. Refinaremos y adaptaremos el sistema de trazabilidad electrónico existente de OIRSA, adoptándolo para la pesquería de langosta espinosa. Ya existe un grupo de trabajo regional sobre trazabilidad que actualmente está facilitando este proceso. Este proyecto pondrá a prueba al menos 1 sistema de trazabilidad electrónico completo (barco al comprador) en la pesquería industrial y trazabilidad electrónica parcial (de la planta al comprador) para la pesca artesanal de langosta. Cada sistema se basará en un criterio aprobado regionalmente para capturar elementos de datos clave (KDE) específicos que ya existen.
Lead Organization : OSPESCA
Donor: US Depto State, TNC
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Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 13/01/2021

Start Date: 2018-08-17
End Date: 2020-03-04
Project Profile Manager: Reinaldo Morales
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Partners: TNC
Grant (USD): $200,000.00
Total co-financing (USD): $506,000.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Belize  Honduras  Nicaragua
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