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Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

Year Established: 2003

Website: http://http://www.crfm.int/

Areas of Work

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) works in the following areas:

CARICOM Institutions

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) was established and officially inaugurated on 27 March 2003, in Belize City, Belize, where it is headquartered following the signing of the “Agreement Establishing the CRFM” on February 4, 2002.

It is the core of a complex interactive network of a wide variety of stake holders in fisheries. Three bodies together make up the mechanism.

It is an inter-governmental organization with its mission being to “To promote and facilitate the responsible utilization of the region's fisheries and other aquatic resources for the economic and social benefits of the current and future population of the region”.

The CRFM consist of three bodies – the Ministerial Council; the Caribbean Fisheries Forum; and the CRFM Secretariat. Its members are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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