FAO Fisheries Report No. 832 FAO Fisheries Report No. 832
FIMF/R832 (En)

Report of the
REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE MONITORING AND
MANAGEMENT OF QUEEN CONCH, STROMBUS GIGAS

Kingston, Jamaica,
15 May 2006


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007

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Regional Workshop on the Monitoring and Management of Queen Conch, Strombus gigas.
Kingston, Jamaica, 15 May 2006. FAO Fisheries Report. No. 832. Rome, FAO. 2007. 174p.

ABSTRACT

This document contains the report of the Regional Workshop on the Monitoring and Management of Queen Conch, Strombus gigas, held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 1 to 5 May 2006. The purpose of the workshop was to assist Caribbean countries in the development of effective management plans for queen conch fisheries and, consequently, to improve their capacity to implement regulations and obligations under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) of the regional Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention). The workshop addressed issues related to: policies and legislation; management objectives, indicators and reference points; management controls; and enforcement and compliance. These issues were addressed at the national level, through the preparation of Draft Fisheries Management Plans by the participating countries, and at regional level through working groups formed during the workshop. Results from the workshop led to recommendations aimed at improving queen conch fisheries management at national and regional level.



CONTENTS

Report of the Regional Workshop on the Monitoring
and Management of Queen Conch, Strombus gigas

LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION
PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
NATIONAL REPORTS
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Cuba
Dominica
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Saint Kits and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States of America Florida Keys
GROUP REPORTS
Subregional management structure
POLICIES AND LEGISLATION
Eastern zone
South central zone
Northern zone
MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES, INDICATORS AND REFERENCE POINTS
Eastern zone
South central zone
Northern zone
MANAGEMENT CONTROLS
Eastern zone
South central zone
Northern zone
ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE
National enforcement
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PLANS

MAIN RESULTS OF THE WORKSHOP
Precautionary approach
Policies and management regimes for sustainable queen conch fisheries
Management objectives, indicators and reference points
Management controls
Enforcement and compliance
APPENDIX I
Agenda
APPENDIX II
List of participants
APPENDIX III
Stock status checklist: sample of biological indicators and
reference points for queen conch
APPENDIXE IV

   National draft management plans
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
BARBADOS
BELIZE
CUBA
GUATEMALA
HAITI
HONDURAS
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
NICARAGUA
SAINT LUCIA
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

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