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Overall, the islands of the Eastern Caribbean can expect mild to moderate influxes of sargassum over the next 3 months depending on location. ... See MoreSee Less

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Blessings all.

The #Barbuda fishers have seen a year of ups and downs in the early part of the year, we had a thriving lobster export to the French territories. Unfortunately, the end of the year saw an EU audit that has placed export to the territories in disarray.
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The #Turks &Caicos Islands Cooperative hosted Board meetings for the year 2021. Island members were also encouraged to host meetings with their members.

Other meetings held included:
• Blue Belt Economy conference;
• Representation at the Fisheries Advisory Committee
• Briefings with Minister of Tourist and Environment and Minister of Education. The Board has requested a meeting with both the Premier and Fisheries Minister to discuss priority actions and findings in accordance with the law.
• The Cooperative also received small contributions in the form of tickets to attend a banquet and gas vouchers.
• The Government of the Turks and Caicos has undergone a restructuring in Ministerial portfolios as of April 2021 as a result of a newly elected administration.
This restructuring removed the Fisheries portfolio from one Department to another (both under the same Ministry). The changes made have somewhat delayed the progress of the commission as there were a number of amendments to documents, reassignment of officers, etc.

The Cooperative in November 2021, appointed a new Secretary and reappointed the members of the Governing Board. It is envisioned that the Secretary will become a paid executive Secretary once the group has funding for a proper operation and management structure.
From Oscar Talbot Oscar Talbot
National Fishing C/op Turks and Caicos Islands
We wish all a Happy New year
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For this year in #Anguilla, there were full-time fishers and fishers that fish only when the markets were in high demand. Consequently, the covid restrictions that limited the markets in terms of restaurants and hotels being closed still worked out well for the full-time fisher’s income because there was construction going on and so the other fishers engaged in the other work.

The local market even though was not big, the fishers were still able to make a reasonable income .... with the shortfall of government revenue due to the effect of covid no aid was realized to fishers but hopefully as the economic recovery has begun, we hope this can be addressed.

Aristo Richardson
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As president of the #svgnfo and the Vice-chair CNFO. I would like to say 2021 was a challenging year for us in St. Vincent and Grenadines with COVID-19, eruption 🌋 of the volcano, Climate change doing its parts, lack of office space for NFO, and the high gas ⛽ prices. One good thing we were able to complete the #StewardFish project. Winsbert Harry ... See MoreSee Less

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Over the last two years, CNFO members had to quickly adapt to the virtual world. Certainly, it came with many challenges, however, we were able to push forward and accomplish much work in the year 2021. The Chairperson Mr. Adrian LaRoda of Bahamas is adamant to ensure that the mission of the CNFO is carried that is to improve the quality of life for fisherfolk and develop a sustainable and profitable industry through networking, representation, and capacity building.

The CNFO continues to collaborate with regional and international partners such as Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), University of West Indies (UWI) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) and the Transnational Institute (TNI). New relationships were forged, especially with WHYHUNGER. Additionally, the board is strengthening communications with the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Haiti fisherfolk.

CNFO executive leaders and members showed up and participated virtually at the Caribbean Fisheries Forum 2021, Regional and International launch of IYAFA22, COFI, 11th MARE, and the Sea Conference, GCFI, WorldFish - World Ocean Day, Sargassum Action group, and more.

Programs continue to run on the CNFO leadership Institute that was launched under the STEWARDFISH Project. Look out for much more training in 2022!!!
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Killer whales in the waters of the Bahamas. ... See MoreSee Less

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NFO leader Winsbert Harry speaking on behalf of the fisherfolk in St. Vincent and the Grenadines wanting a gas rebate from the government. ... See MoreSee Less

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#Suriname fishery doing ok but fisherfolk come under attack by piracy. Recently several boats were attacked. ... See MoreSee Less

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