Volume 69

Strengthening Fisheries Management Capacity Through Professional Development

Sidman, C.
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Date: November, 2016

Pages: 12 - 13

Event: Proceedings of the Sixty eigth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Grand Cayman

Country: Cayman Islands


Capacity development, a process by which an organization or institution strives to improve the skills of its professional staff, is often cited as a principal need for strengthening fisheries management in the Caribbean region. Fisheries resource managers indicate that skills desired to enhance their organization’s capacity include: i) Fisheries management and policy planning, ii) Data collection and analysis methods (quantitative/qualitative), iii) Geographic Information systems and geo-spatial technologies, and iv) Fisheries stock assessment.

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