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Milton Haughton and Marc Taconet. (Photo: CRFM)

FAO and CRFM join efforts to digitalise Caribbean fishery data

BELIZE
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 22:50 (GMT + 9)

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are joining efforts to capitalize on opportunities for Member States to strengthen data collection and management systems through the use of modern technology, such as smartphones and wireless communications to bridge gaps in the system.

Both entities have teamed up so as to take advantage of the digital age presenting novel opportunities for the fisheries and aquaculture sector of the wider Caribbean to build a more robust data and information system in order to increase the monitoring of production trends and traceability of catches, support more sustainable management regimes and facilitate stronger international and regional trade.

“Strengthening our fisheries data and information management systems is extremely important going forward. It is necessary in order to improve resource conservation and management and also improve the socio-economic benefits from the fisheries,” pointed out RFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton.

The director stressed that fact that it will contribute to improve income and revenue from the fisheries and strengthen the countries’ capacity to participate in international trade.

Haughton explained that it is necessary for them to base their decisions on good knowledge of the resource systems—both in terms of the state of the targeted fish stocks and the marine environment, as well as the activities on land after the fish is taken; that is, activities in the processing and marketing sectors.

“Unless traceability is established through enhanced data and information systems, it will become increasingly hard for countries in our region to trade internationally,” he said.

Haughton highlighted these challenges in his recent discussions with Marc Taconet, Chief of the Statistics and Information Branch of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division at the FAO in Rome, who recently visited CRFM headquarters in Belize.

“There are innovative technologies such as the use of mobile phones, tablets, and remote inputs; and the co-involvement of fish workers is necessary to be set up. This is one of the needs that were strongly expressed,” said Taconet, in speaking of wider discussions with fisheries experts from the Caribbean.

He also commented that one gap is the lack of an integrated software system—an issue that was raised when he paid a courtesy call on counterparts of the Belize Fisheries Department, located on the same premises as the CRFM.

According to Taconet, the timeline to reach ‘cruise speed,’ with an upgraded data and information system is two to three years.

The CRFM and the FAO are currently sourcing funds to undertake this new joint initiative, which furthers a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed this January between the FAO/Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (FAO-WECAFC), the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, and the Organisation of the Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector (OSPESCA), in Cartagena, Colombia, to facilitate, support and strengthen the coordination of actions to increase the sustainability of fisheries.
 
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