STRATEGY 6 - Action 6.1

Over-arching Assessment?CustodianGeographic ScopeCustodian's Interpretation of the ActionProgress StatusLevel of SubjectivityNarrativeLast AssessedContributing Project(s)Creator
YESFAO WECAFCRegionalThe WECAFC is at present a Regional Fisheries Body (RFB) and its recommendations are not binding for Member States. The transformation into an Regional Fisheries Management Arrangement/Entity should allow for improved management of the shared living marine resources in its area of competence. This is a country driven process that requires discussions and negotiations which are likely to take some timeModerate progressMediumThe discussions on the reorientation of WECAFC have been going on for some time, since the WECAFC 14th Session in 2012. Strategic Reorientation Workshops were held in 2014 and 2015. At the 16th WECAFC Session in 2016 the Commssion agreed to launch a process to establish a RFMO. A first preparatory workshop was held 25-26 March 2019 in Barbados with the participation of 23 WECAFC members as well as international organizations including representatives from 2 RFMOs. The recommendations from the meeting were presented at the 17th WECAFC Session held 15-18 July in Miami, USA. A roadmap for the process was agreed upon, an intersessional WG was designated and a 2nd Preparatory meeting was scheduled to take place in the first half of 2020. However, due to COVID 19 pandemic the meeting has postponed and it is now expected to take place in the first quarter of 2021.09/15/2020FAO CLME+ Subproject on shrimp and groundfish of the NBSLME and REBYC-II LAC ProjectJeremy Mendoza

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