When we were “Building Jamaica” this past August, we met a lot of folks involved in the BBFFS and learned how this group is sustainably supporting the fishing industry and the environment. Nice win for this group and others like them around the island!
On November 9 2012, The CARIBSAVE Partnership (CARIBSAVE) hosted an event to launch the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership (C-Fish) Initiative from the Belmont Fishing Beach in Bluefields. The event included the official signing of 4 grants worth approximately USD$ 400,000 between CARIBSAVE and four beneficiary community-based organizations, who have mandates to manage a total of 6 fish sanctuaries (Special Fishery Conservation Areas). These are the Caribbean-Costal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM), The Oracabessa Foundation, BREDS: Treasure Beach Foundation and the Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society .
The C-FISH is a £2.1 million project funded by UKAID and implemented by The CARIBSAVE Partnership on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) aimed at strengthening the management of fish sanctuaries. This 4 year project will operate in 5 countries across the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
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