Eco-friendly approach seen as lifeline for Guyana’s ‘under threat’ fisheries
With Guyana’s fisheries under threat from overfishing, pollution, destructive fishing practices and climate change, the implementation of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) is being advocated to ensure sustainable management of the resources.
This was emphasised yesterday when the Ministry of Agriculture in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) hosted a National Consultation Work-shop on the EAF at the Regency Suites Hotel, to discuss the findings of a case study conducted for Guyana by the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) Project.
The case study on shared stocks of the shrimp and ground-fish of the Guianas-Brazil Shelf is a CLME initiative funded by the Global Environment Fund at a cost of US$253,000. The 16-month study, which …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.