SAP Sub-strategy 4B - Enhance the regional governance arrangements for implementing an ecosystem approach for queen conch fisheries

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4B.1 Establish, strengthen and coordinate the arrangements for the management and conservation of queen conch between all relevant organizations such as CFMC,FAO-WECAFC, CRFM, UNEP-SPAW, OSPESCA and CITESNOQueen Conch WGCompletedRecommendation from the 16 Session of WECAFC on Queen Conch: The WECAFC Secretariat, in close coordination with OSPESCA, CRFM, CFMC, CITES and the SPAW Protocol Secretariats, continues to share these and future recommendations, as well as the work of the Working Group on Queen Conch, with all relevant stakeholders in the Queen Conch range states.
4B.1 Establish, strengthen and coordinate the arrangements for the management and conservation of queen conch between all relevant organizations such as CFMC,FAO-WECAFC, CRFM, UNEP-SPAW, OSPESCA and CITESNOQueen Conch WGGood progressThe purpose of the Working Group is to support the sustainable management and conservation of Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) resources and its fisheries in the WECAFC Region.Last meeting of the Working Group was held 30 Oct-1 Nov 2018
4B.2 Develop and adopt a regional framework and management and conservation plan for the queen conch with regional-level harmonized regulations (including trade issues)NOFAO WECAFCCompletedDuring the WECAFC Session 16 which took place in 2014, the Commission requested that the WECAFC, in close coordination with OSPESCA, CRFM, CFMC, CITES and the SPAW Protocol Secretariat, develop a regional plan for the management and conservation of Queen Conch, in accordance with the best available scientific evidence. This Regional Plan for the Management and Conservation of Queen Conch was developed which was developed with the support of the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM Working Group on Queen Conch was considered by the 16 Session at WECAFC held in 2016. During the Session, the Commission recommended that "Members of WECAFC implement the “Regional plan for the management and conservation of Queen Conch in the WECAFC area” as appropriate, and report from 2018 onwards, through WECAFC and the CITES Secretariats, on progress with the implementation of the plan to the meetings of the Conference of the Parties of CITES and the WECAFC sessions"Sept 4, 2019
4B.3 Develop, adopt and implement the sub-regional agreements for the management of the queen conch resourceNOQueen Conch WGModerate progressLowOne of the indicators identified in the Regional Queen Conch Fisheries Management and Conservation Plan is-"Agreements and resolutions on regional cooperation and collaboration brokered by the Regional Queen Conch Working Group and other international organizations." The Working Group is therefore tasked with: further advancing and monitoring the implementation of the Plan at appropriate levels; and encouraging countries to implement the Plan.Last meeting of the Working Group was held 30 Oct-1 Nov 2018
4B.4 Strengthen and achieve full implementation of policy cycles under the existing sub-regional governance arrangements for the management of queen conch fisheries, including linkages with organizations working on the environmental protection of reefs and associated ecosystems (EAF)NOQueen Conch WGModerate progressLowOne of the overall objectives of the plan is to increase coordination and collaboration towards achieving better education and outreach, monitoring and research, co-management and strengthening, optimizing and harmonizing regional governance arrangements.Last meeting of the Working Group was held 30 Oct-1 Nov 2018
4B.5 Operationalise and strengthen a DSS for the queen conch fisheries (including linkages to the DSS for the protection and sustainable management of reefs and associated living marine resources)Queen Conch WGModerate progressMediumOne of the overall objectives of the Plan is to improve the collection and integration of the scientific data needed to determine the overall queen conch population as the basis for the application of ecosystem-based management.Last meeting of the Working Group was held 30 Oct-1 Nov 2018
The Scientific, Statistical and Technical Advisory Group of the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM/CITES Queen Conch WOrking Group was held 23-26 Apr, 2019. One of the conclusions coming out of this meeting was that WECAFC is expected to coordinate the structure of a research proposal to attend to some of the priority actions identified as relevant to the sustainability of the fishery.Last meeting of the sub-group, Apr 23-26, 2019.

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