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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is aimed 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 objectives of the CRFM as enunciated by its founding document are threefold:
(a) the efficient management and sustainable development of marine and other aquatic resources within the jurisdictions of Member States;
(b) the promotion and establishment of co-operative arrangements among interested States
for the efficient management of shared, straddling or highly migratory marine and other
aquatic resources; and
(c) the provision of technical advisory and consultative services to fisheries divisions of Member States in the development, management and conservation of their marine and other aquatic resources.

Area of competence Internal waters, territorial seas, continental shelves and exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of member states. As indicated in objective (b) above, CRFM also has competence over transboundary resources beyond the jurisdiction of its Member States.
CRFM area of competence - National waters, Inland waters
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries. Dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
Species and stocks coverageAll fisheries resources. Members

Member: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent/Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Is..

The CRFM Member States cooperate with the Dominican Republic through a Memorandum of Understanding.

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