Hits: 441 Created on 18 January 2017 Written by CRFM Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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CRFM AND FISHERIES POWERHOUSE, NORWAY, LAUNCH FACT-FINDING MISSION

Belize City —The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The project would support the region's fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management.

Read more: BUILDING HUMAN RESOURCE CAPACITY
 
Hits: 398 Created on 09 December 2016 Written by Sancha Foreman Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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JOINT MEETING OF POLLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY EXPERTS FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING THE REGION'S COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES

· Governments encouraged to intensify efforts to prevent pollution &reduce marine biodiversity loss in the Wider Caribbean Region.

· Marine Litter, Sewage and Agrochemical run-off identified as the major pollutants impacting human health and the environment

· Countries to submit proposals of marine protected areas and species for inclusion in future marine conservation efforts

Kingston -- Experts representing the Pollution and Marine Biodiversity sub-programmes of the Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention encouraged Regional Governments to prevent pollution & reduce marine biodiversity loss.  The most recent United Nations Report notes previous research that places the cost of pollution caused by marine debris at US$13 billion. Pollution of the Caribbean Sea from land-based sources and activities is negatively impacting human health and job security by poisoning and killing fish; damaging mangroves and coral reefs. This ultimately affects the development of the Wider Caribbean Region which is heavily dependent on tourism.

Read more: GRENADA NOT EXEMPT
 
Hits: 407 Created on 26 November 2016 Written by Trish Jenkins Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR START OF THE RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE LANZAROTE TO GRENADA

Arrecife, Lanzarote -- The 3rd edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started without a hitch in ideal conditions outside Marina Lanzarote. With a gentle breeze and slight sea state, it was a comfortable start to the 2,865 nautical mile ocean race to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, West Indies. The three fastest yachts have chosen to head north of the rhumb line. Once they have rounded Tenerife, the decision to continue north or dive south will become clear.

Read more: TRACK THE YACHTS - GRENADA BOUND!
 
Hits: 440 Created on 29 November 2016 Written by Premier Events Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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SPICE ISLAND BILLFISH TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES

St. George -- The longest running continuous sport-fishing tournament in the Southern Caribbean returns to Grenada from January 21 – 25, 2017. Attracting more than 45 boats year after year, the 48th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament promises to deliver another exciting three days of sport fishing focused on sustainability and embracing the digital world.

Speaking at the official media launch on November 21, 2016, Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr. Richard McIntyre, described the theme of the 2017 tournament as "Celebrating Our Success."

Read more: GRAND SLAM 48 FOR 2017
 
Hits: 589 Created on 07 September 2016 Written by RGPF Category: MARINE/YACHTING
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TRINBAGONIAN RESCUED AT SEA

St. George -- A Tobagonian fisherman has been rescued at sea two days after leaving his Plymouth (Tobago) residence on a fishing expedition.

Read more: SAFE AND SOUND
 

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