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The Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative (C-FISH)

Project Activities

1. Purchase of patrol boat & engine

2. Annual Socio economic monitoring using community assessors in – Old Harbour Bay, Salt River & Hellshire looking at the impact of the sanctuaries over three years

3. Bi-annual Scientific monitoring using CLIF methodology – looking at biomass of fish in two sanctuaries

4. Installation of signage and marker buoys in two sanctuaries

5. Dive training for staff

6. Engage fishers to assist with enforcement & monitoring

Project Objectives

  • To provide financial and technical support for the management of community-based marine protected areas (MPAs).
  • To promote public awareness of the environmental, social and economic benefits that MPAs can generate in Caribbean countries.
  • To promote alternative livelihoods in fishing communities and build mutually beneficial linkages between the tourism and fisheries sectors.
  • To facilitate stakeholder participation and to monitor the effectiveness of MPA management.

 

Project Outputs

  • To provide financial and technical support for the management of community-based marine protected areas (MPAs).
  • To promote public awareness of the environmental, social and economic benefits that MPAs can generate in Caribbean countries.
  • To promote alternative livelihoods in fishing communities and build mutually beneficial linkages between the tourism and fisheries sectors.
  • To facilitate stakeholder participation and to monitor the effectiveness of MPA management.

 

Funding Source(s)

C-Fish Initiative

Executing Body

C-CAM

Cost of Project

91100.0 USD

Stakeholders and Beneficiaries

Fishers and communities members around sanctuaries

Replicability

The CLIF methodology & socioeconomic surveys are being implemented in 5 other areas across Jamaica.

Long term Sustainability Strategy

The boat & engine will allow us to continue the work, the training stays with staff and will be used in their work in the future.

Areas Affected

Portland Bight Fish Sanctuaries, PBPA, Jamaica

Partners

Fisheries Division