Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
"To promote sustainable use of fisheries and aquaculture resources in and among Member States, by development, management and conservation of these resources in collaboration with stakeholders to benefit the people of the Caribbean region."
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Description of Events Date Location Status

Executive Committee Meeting

December 2013

Twenty third Regular Meeting of ICCAT

November 18 - 25, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Confirmed

6th WECAFC Scientific Advisory Group Session

November 9, 2013 Miami

66th GCFI Conference

November 4 - 8, 2013 Corpus Christi, USA Confirmed


November 2013 Argentina

WECAFC Spiny Lobster Workshop 

October 29 - 31, 2013 Miami Confirmed

CFMC/WECAFC/OSPESCA/CRFM Working Group on Spawing Aggregations

October 29 - 31, 2013 Miami

ACP Fish II final Programme Monitoring Workshop

October 21-25, 2013 Bahamas

Third Sub-Committee on Flyingfish

October 2013 Guyana

Fourth Special meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council

October 2013 Guyana

CRFM/CTA Fisheries Workshop

October 2013 Guyana

Caribbean Week of Agriculture

14-16 October Guyana

LEK-EAF Workshop


14-18 October, 2013 Panama

UNU-Fisheries Training Programme (6 month course) 

September 2013 - March 2014 Iceland Confirmed

Annual Meeting of ICCAT Standing Committee on Research and Statistics 

September 23 - October 4, 2013 Madrid, Spain Confirmed

INFOPESCA Tilapia Conference

16-18 September Rio de Janiero

CRFM Executive Committee Meeting 

September 2013

WECAFC Spiny Lobster Workshop

September 2013 Miami

Preparation of a legal framework for Inland and fisheries in Guyana  (TCP/GUY/3401)

September 2013 Guyana

Caribbean and Latin America Aquaculture

August 31, 2013 Chile

Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics Workshop 

August 29-30, 2013 Chile

 ACP Fish II Queen Conch Visual Survey Training Workshop

August 6 - 25, 2013 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Confirmed

CRFM / WECAFC Working Group on Flyingfish (electronic meeting) 

August 2013 Confirmed

Third High-level Forum on Donor Coordination 

July 30 (p.m.) - 31, 2013 Guyana Confirmed

Fifth Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Technical Cooperation 

July 30 (a.m.) Guyana Confirmed

Secretary General and Heads of CARICOM Institution Meeting

July 29 2013 Guyana Confirmed

ACP Policy Briefing (topic: Aquaculture) 

July 3, 2013 Brussels Confirmed

ACP Fish II Expert Working Group on MCS 

July 1 - 5 Belize

Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistic Workshop

June 29-30, 2013 Chile

ACP Fish II National Validation Workshops on Fisheries Management Plans 

June 2013 Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname Confirmed

OECS SPS Workshop St. Kitts/Nevis 

June 20-21, 2013 Grenada Confirmed

ACP Policy Briefing

June 20, 2013 Brussels

FAO regional Awareness Workshop on Voluntary Guidelines for Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forestry

June 19 - 21, 2013 Guyana Confirmed

ACP Fish II Update Fisheries Regulations - Belize

June 2013 Belize Confirmed

Kick-off Meeting for the Inter-LME-DIMG Data and Information Management Working Group 

June 11 - 13, 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina

CRFM Ninth Annual Scientific Meeting

10-14 June, 2013 St. Vincent and the Grenadines on-going

CRFM / ACP Fish II Regional Validation Workshop: Review of Queen Conch Management Options

6-8 June, 2013 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Held

Caribbean Studies Association Environment and Sustainability Strand for the CSA Annual Conference in Grenada (Nicholas Watts, London) 

June 3 - 7, 2013 Grenada Held

FAO Fisheries Co-Management Workshop

June 3 - 5, 2013 St. Kitts & Nevis

Seventh Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council  

May 31, 2013 Barbados Held

Regional Workshop on Climate Services 

May 29 - 31, 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Held

IOI Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management 

May 22 - July 19 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada On-going

FAO Technical Consultation on Small Scale Fisheries 

May 20 - 24, 2013 Rome Held

Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders - TNC

May 17 - 18, 2013 British Virgin Islands Held

ACP Fish II Development of Fisheries Regulation

Undetermined Bahamas

Eleventh Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum 

April 24 - 26, 2013 Barbados Held

Visit and Public Lecture by Director of ANCORS to the Caribbean (Professor Martin Tsamenyi) 

April 24 - May 3, 2013 Barbados + 1 or 2 other States Held

CRFM / UNU / UB Second Advance Leadership Training Workshop 

April 8 - 12, 2013 St. Lucia Held

CTA / TNC SusGreen - Participatory 3D Mapping Workshop 

April 8 - 18, 2013 Grenada Held

FAO Caribbean and Latin America Aquaculture Workshop 

April 2013 Dominican Republic Tentative

CRFM / ACP Fish II Training Workshop for the CRFM Website 

March 25 - 27, 2013 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Held

Training of CRFM Staff in new website use, management and maintenance

March 18 - 20, 2013 Belize and St. Vincent Held

CRFM Pelagic Working Group / JICA FAD Fishery Workshop


March 13, 2013 Dominica Held

CLME Large Pelagic and Flyingfish Final Steering Committee Meetings

March 11 - 12, 2013 Dominica Held

March 4, 2013:  CLME Project Advisory Group (PAG)

March 5 - 6, 2013:  CLME Steering Committee Meeting 

March 4 - 6, 2013 Colombia Held

CTA / TNC SusGreen - Participatory 3D Mapping Workshop 

February 28 - March 8, 2013 Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Held

CTA / CRFM / CNFO Consultation Workshop on the Implementation and Mainstreaming of Regional Fisheries Policies into Small-scale Fisheries Governance Arrangements in the Caribbean

February 25 - 28, 2013 Guyana Held

2nd Ministerial Sub-Committee on Flyingfish Fishery 

February 22, 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Held

Inter-sessional Meeting of the CRFM Shrimp and Groundfish Fisheries Resource Working Group 

February 19 - 20, 2013 Guyana Held

Caribbean Weather Information Generator Project - First Stakeholder Workshop 

February 6 - 7, 2013 Jamaica Held

ACP Fish II Steering Committee Meeting 

February 5, 2013 Brussels, Belgium Held

CARICOM Heads of Government Inter-Sessional Meeting 

February 2013 Haiti Held

3rd CRFM / FAO Performance Review and Strategic Planning Workshop

January 30, 2013 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Held

CLME IMS / REMP Workshop 

January 29 - 31, 2013 Playa del Carmen, Mexico Confirmed

Validation Workshop for the CRFM Communication Strategy

January 28 - 29, 2013 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Held

IUCN - 3rd Caribbean Fishes Assessment Workshop 

January 28 - February 1, 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Held

Regional Workshop on Formulation of a Strategy, Action Plan and Programme Proposal on Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the CARICOM Region"

December 10 - 12, 2012 Jamaica Held

Small-Scale Fisheries Workshop

December 6 - 8, 2012 Jamaica Held

Workshop on Performance Review of the CRFM

December 5, 2012 Jamaica Held

GCFI Meeting

November 5 - 9, 2012 Santa Marta, Colombia Held

CRFM / FAO Regional Validation Workshop on the Review of Current Fisheries Management Performance and Conservation Measures in the WECAFC Region

November 2012 Santa Marta, Columbia Confirmed

ACP Fish II Programme Monitoring Workshop

October 30 - November 1, 2012 Suriname Held

CRFM/UNU Advance Leadership Training for Senior Fisheries Officers

St. Lucia Tentative

CRFM / ACP Fish II Regional Validation Workshop: Review of the Report of the Consultancy to Update the CRFM Study on MCS in the CARIFORUM Region

October 22 - 23, 2012 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Held

Third Special Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the CRFM (to be held during the week of Agriculture)

October 18, 2012 Antigua and Barbuda Held

CRFM / AusAID, University of Wallongong (ANCORS) - Fisheries Law and Management Training

September 10 - October 12, 2012 Australia Held

CRFM / UNU-FTP Six-Months Full Study Fellowship (United Nations University)

September 2012 - March 2013 Iceland Held

CRFM OSPESCA High Level Ministerial Meeting


Belize Declaration on CRFM and OSPESCA Cooperation for Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources


List of Delegates

September 3 - 4, 2012 Belize Held

JICA-CRFM Workshop: Promoting the Development of Good Practices for Fisheries Management and Development

July 25 - 27, 2012 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Held

JICA Project Formulation Mission

July 18, 2012 Belize Held

Meeting of the Ministerial Sub-Committee on Flyingfish

To be determined To be determined

ACP Policy Briefing

20 June Brussels
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