Toward a Sustainable Caribbean FAD Fishery

Toward a Sustainable Caribbean FAD Fishery

Author: 
Creswell,Roger Leroy
Toward a Sustainable Caribbean FAD Fishery:
An Analysis of Use, Profitability and Shared Governance

The use of fish aggregation devices (FADs) in the Caribbean is becoming more widespread as small island nations attempt to shift exploitation from often overfished reef fisheries to the less heavily exploited off-shore pelagic fishery resources.

This publication describes a collaboration between the Florida Sea Grant Program, Counterpart International, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), and the Dominican and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Fisheries Divisions to undertake a pilot project to help strengthen information sharing and cooperation between government and fishers, as necessary precursors to [...]

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