BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Eighteen senior fisheries officers and marine management experts from ten member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will take part in the 2014 CARICOM fisheries law and management training workshop at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.
The training workshop is funded by the government of Australia through the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship Programme.
This is the second training workshop for fisheries personnel from the CARICOM countries. Sixteen officers from nine CARICOM countries were trained in 2012.
The programme aims to enhance the capacity of regional fisheries administration in CARICOM states through the provision of training in areas such as international fisheries and environmental law, marine resource conservation and management, and monitoring, control and surveillance.
The five-week training workshop, which will run from Monday, September 1 to Friday, October 3, 2014, is a collaborative initiative between the CRFM and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at Wollongong University. It is made possible through a memorandum of understanding which the CRFM Secretariat and ANCORS signed during the first training workshop held in October 2012.
Participants are Trecia Lovell of Antigua and Barbuda, Vivian Belisle-Remnarace and Rigoberto Quintata of Belize, Jeannette Mateo and Aramis Cespedes of the Dominican Republic, Casimir McDonald and Francis Calliste of Grenada, Ingrid Peters and Denzil Roberts of Guyana, Junior Squire and Gary Isaacs of Jamaica, Samuel Heyliger and Clive Wilkinson of St Kitts and Nevis, Thomas Nelson and Vaughn Serieux of St Lucia, Kris Isaacs and Cheryl Jardine-Jackson of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zojindra Arjune of Suriname.