Volume 71

Hurricane Preparedness and Post-disaster Needs of the Fisheries Sector in the Eastern Caribbean Under the CC4FISH Project

Iris Monnereau;Thomas Nelson
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Date: November, 2018

Pages: 175-176

Event: Proceedings of the Seventy Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: San Andres Island

Country: Colombia


Negative impacts of climate change that are already obvious in the Caribbean region include increasing intensity of storms and hurricanes. The busy hurricane season of 2017 was the first time that two category five storms made landfall in the small Caribbean island chain of the Eastern Caribbean in a single year, causing extensive damage to the fisheries sectors of several Caribbean countries. Dominica, for example, suffered damages and losses to the fisheries sector of USD 2.5 million. In response to the increased threats from storms and hurricanes, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is working to improve resilience of the fisheries sector under the Climate Change Adaptation of the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector (CC4FISH) Project. This presentation will examine the various ways to improve the resilience of the fisheries sector through e.g. the development of a Fishery and Aquaculture Response to Emergencies (FARE) Training Package for post disaster and emergency response of the fisheries sector, ICT tools to improve Early Warning and the development and improvement of basic fisherman training to improve safety-at-sea in the Eastern Caribbean

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