Volume 72

The National Strategic Framework for Fisheries in Dominican Republic: 2019 – 2024

Zambrano Romero, S; M. Ginebra; I. Irazaba; M.Silva de la Cruz; C. García Cartagena; J. Mate
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Date: November, 2019

Pages: 98-106

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

City: Punta Cana

Country: Dominican Republic


Fisheries represent an important source of food for part of the world's population. It constitutes a livelihood that involves cultural and economic aspects for millions of people. However, the absence of unsustainable practices and overfishing regulations has caused negative effects on marine ecosystems in the Dominican Republic. The National Fisheries Strategy (NFE) was developed in a discussion process conducted by The Nature Conservancy and Dominican Reef Network, following the Dominican Fisheries and Aquaculture Council guidelines. This document incorporates the opinion of the actors involved in the fishing activity nationwide. The NFE groups the challenges for sustainable fisheries during the 2019-2024 period. It incorporates institutional cooperation, productivity and environmental protection, coherent to the current capacities of the Dominican State. The NFE has four strategic objectives that involves: 1. institutional aspects, 2. fisheries information management, 3. effectiveness of law enforcement, and 4. strengthening of fishing communities and gender equality. This document is a product of the Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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