CARIBSAVE is implementing the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative (C-FISH) with its partners to improve the management of marine resources and promote sustainable livelihoods by enhancing the effectiveness of fish sanctuaries and increasing their resilience to climate change.
C-FISH staff work with a growing number of communities, governments, universities and businesses to ensure that supporting policies, research and financing mechanisms are put in place to ensure that fish sanctuaries generate sustainable benefits for local communities and the environment. The strategy of C-FISH is to focus initially on strengthening 15 community-based fish sanctuaries starting with Jamaica, St. Lucia, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Please view "Where We Work" to see the sanctuaries we have partnered with.
To build the capacity of the organisations mandated to manage fish sanctuaries through the provision of grants and training programmes.
To support alternative livelihoods and sustainable financing through partnerships, training and establishment of the C-FISH Fund.
To improve communication, education and public awareness of fisheries management and fish sanctuaries through exciting and innovative channels.
To monitor the ecological and socio-economic benefits of improved fisheries management and fish sanctuaries using community-based methods and new technology.
The C-FISH Fund
The project is also establishing partnerships with large companies in the tourism sector and a new fund, the 'C-FISH Fund', to encourage the engagement of the private sector and people around the world in supporting Caribbean fish sanctuaries and the sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities. This fund will assist the sanctuaries, managing bodies and surrounding communities.
To learn how you can help, please visit our "C-FISH Fund" page.
C-FISH was funded by UKaid (£2.1 million) from the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The CARIBSAVE Partnership is implementing the project on behalf of DFID and the CCCCC. The C-FISH Initiative is now an integral part of the Implementation Plan (IP) for the CARICOM “Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change”. The IP defines the region’s strategic approach for coping with climate change and will be coordinated by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). As such, the C-FISH Initiative will be overseen by CCCCC, who will work with CARIBSAVE to ensure that the project integrates with other regional activities aimed at strengthening natural coastal defences, coral reefs and fisheries management.
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