Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Vulnerability capacity assessments have been carried out in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to inform better adaptation pathways for the fisheries sector.

Vulnerability assessment was conducted in different landing sites. Communication materials were development to raise awareness of fishers communities.

Different activities were conducted to reinforce resilience of the fishery sector: 200 VHF, 200 surface mount compasses and 200 life-jackets have been purchased to improve safety at sea. ICT training of fishers has been carried out.

Business skill training is planned for fishers in 2020 for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

To reinforce aquaculture sector resilience, seamoss farmers from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have attended a regional training and exchange of learning experiences on seamoss farming in Grenada.

At an institutional level, to improve the pelagic fishery in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, CC4FISH provided coordination support for the  ‘Saint Vincent Small-Scale Pelagic Fishery Strategic Design and Development Action Plan: Results of the FPI-DEV Rapid Fishery Assessment’ study which is currently in draft form. The Fisheries Management Plan for conch fisheries in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is also being drafted.