SAP Strategy 5 - Enhance the governance arrangements for implementing an ecosystem approach for pelagic fisheries

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5.1 Establish linkages between the sub-regional governance arrangements for the different types of pelagic fisheries in order to more fully implement the ecosystem approach (e.g.: prey–predator relationships)Basic progressLowAt the 17 Session of WECAFC, in the USA, in July 2019, the Commission agreed to expand the mandate of the existing Joint Working Group on Flying Fish in the Eastern Caribbean to incorporate flying fish, dolphinfish and other pelagic species not managed by ICCAT September 12, 2019
5.2 Establish, strengthen and harmonise (sub-)regional and/or fisheries-specific initiatives to combat IUU by combining compliance measures (Monitoring Control and Surveillance plus awareness building among consumers and producers) with the provision of alternative livelihoods
5.3 Develop and implement initiatives for sustainable livelihoods by building capacity for diversification, fostering and facilitating viable alternative sources of Decent Work and/or improved incomes, and creating added valueNOCANARIModerate progressMediumTarget initiatives identified for support. In-country tarined small business experts established mentoring agreement. Conducted needs assessments. Capacity building started. EU-funded project.September 12, 2019PISCES
5.3 Develop and implement initiatives for sustainable livelihoods by building capacity for diversification, fostering and facilitating viable alternative sources of Decent Work and/or improved incomes, and creating added valueNOFAO WECAFCModerate progressStewardFish which is aimed at implementing the CLME+ SAP within the seven CRFM States [Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines] by empowering fisherfolk throughout fisheries value chains to engage in resource management, decision-making processes and sustainable livelihoods, with strengthened institutional support at all levels.The project components include enhancing ecosystem stewardship for fisheries sustainability; and securing sustainable livelihoods for food and nutrition..09/13/2019StewardFish
5.3 Develop and implement initiatives for sustainable livelihoods by building capacity for diversification, fostering and facilitating viable alternative sources of Decent Work and/or improved incomes, and creating added valueNOFAO WECAFCGood progressCC4FISH which aims to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector. Includes providing business skills training to fisherfolk to improve earnings and savings; and decreasing fish waste and improving the income of postharvest fisherfolk by enhancing skills in traditional smoking, drying and salting methods to extend the shelf life and add value to fish and fish products.09/13/2019CC4FISH
5.4 Establish and/or enhance the capacity of regional, sub-regional and national arrangements for implementing management measures
5.5 Strengthen the capacity of Regional Fisheries Bodies capacity to cooperate with and build capacity among member States to implement the EBM/EAF approach, through National Action Plans (NAPs), data/information management and analysis capacity, and operationalisation of national intersectoral coordination and consultation mechanisms (incl. science-policy interfaces)
5.6 Operationalise and further enhance an integrated, sub-regional decision support system (DSS) for the pelagic fisheries (linking large pelagics and flyingfish fisheries, and with additional linkages to DSSs for ecosystem/environmental protection, as relevant)