This technical paper was prepared to facilitate broad communication of the results of the Technical Cooperation Programme project it reports upon. At the project's conclusion it became evident that both its process and substance could be useful to countries in other regions of the world, particularly those with small island developing states.
The paper compiles and reviews information from a wide range of sources. The information was made available to the project through the efforts of many individuals, in particular fishers of large pelagics and the staff of the fisheries divisions in CARICOM countries. Their interest and efforts are very much appreciated.
FAO Members and associated members
FAO Fisheries Department
FAO Regional and Subregional Offices
All CARICOM countries