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Guyana and Suriname make good progress on fulfilling requirements for the MSC-certified Atlantic Seabob trawl fisheries The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Continental Shelf Fisheries Working Group (CSWG) convened a meeting during 20-22 August in Georgetown, Guyana, to review the status and management of Atlantic Seabob Fisheries of Guyana and Suriname....
12/09/2019
The guidelines are an FAO international instrument to promote responsible fishing, minimizing catches and mortality of species The first trainings take place in the Gulf of Nicoya on Venado Island from August 5 to 8 during closed seasons August 06, 2019, San José, Costa Rica.  The Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture...
07/08/2019
Shrimp products are among the most valuable fisheries export in the world. As such, the shrimp trawling fishery is a crucial source of income and livelihood worldwide that employs thousands of people. However, while shrimp trawling is very effective in capturing target species, this activity is based on gears with...
05/08/2019
The Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (IFSC) - Campus Itajaí currently has an agreement with the Brazilian Navy to provide training courses for professional fishers and boat masters in the southern region of Brazil. In these courses, fishers, most of them already active, have classes such as navigation, salvage and...
02/08/2019
Written by: Dérien Lucie Vernetti Duarte The REBYC-II LAC Brazil group hosted fisheries biologist Daniel Foster, expert in bycatch reduction devices development and fisheries management from NOAA Fisheries, Mississippi. Mr. Foster came to facilitate a technical workshop with fishermen and researchers and a series of technical visits to Brazilian pilot sites. The...
01/08/2019
The main objective of the FAO REBYC-II LAC project is to reduce food waste/discards and to support livelihoods in fishing communities by improving the management and sustainable use of bycatch in the shrimp trawling fishery. One of the main innovations of the REBYC Project in Brazil was the application of...
31/07/2019
In Brazilian northern region, shrimp fishing (mainly pink shrimp, Penaeus subtilis) is done mainly by an industrial trawling fleet, of close to 100 boats (20m to 60 m LOA), which operates from Tutóia, Maranhão, to the Brazilian border with French Guiana, at depths ranging from 20 to over 60 m....
31/07/2019
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with Duke University, USA; the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados; the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture,...
29/07/2019
Paramaribo, Suriname, 28 May 2019 A two-day workshop held in Paramaribo on the 27 and 28th of May marked the official launch of the project “National Diagnostic of Fishing Organizations”. The overall goal of this project is to understand the self-governance capacity of small-scale fishing organizations in Suriname and provide recommendations...
11/06/2019
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and fisheries (LVV) has provided a three-day training "fisheries inspection at sea" in collaboration with the Coast Guard suriname. The training has been held in the framework of the FAO / GEF project "Sustainable Management of bycatch in Latin America and Caribbean Trawl Fisheries",...
11/06/2019
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