Knowledge of the status and trends of capture fisheries, including socio-economic aspects, is crucial to sound policy-development and responsible fisheries management. It is necessary at the national level for informed decision-making linked to food security planning and securing other key socio-economic benefits provided by the fisheries sector. The overall objective of the Workshop is to facilitate the effective generation and use of fisheries statistics and information as a foundation of policy-development and responsible fisheries management within the Central American and Caribbean region. The workshop addresses the data and information collection systems for capture fisheries in marine waters, including industrial, commercial, subsistence/small-scale Fisheries. Special point of attention will be coral reef fisheries.