Developing and building resilience in the fisheries sectors in the eastern Caribbean will be the focus of two one-day workshops which will be held next week.

The Marine Resource Governance in the Eastern Caribbean (MarGov) workshops will take place on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, at the Fisheries Division, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown.

Some 15 participants are expected to attend the seminars, including fisheries officers, key personnel from government departments, the fishing community and members of non-governmental organisations.

They are the third in a series of seven, two-day workshops being held across the eastern Caribbean which are expected to build capacity among fisheries stakeholders.

The first workshop introduces participants to reasons why resilience thinking is useful for fisheries governance and how these ideas can be applied, while the second explains social networks and illustrates the application of network analysis in fisheries.

Coordinating the workshops are the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) of the University of the West Indies and the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Industry and Small Business Development.

Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, the MarGov project is a research programme on marine resource governance in the eastern Caribbean. It is being undertaken by CERMES.


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