The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands Housing and the Environment (MATHLE) in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) hosted the Sixteenth Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum at the Montserrat Cultural Center, April 16 & 17, 2018. This Forum meeting will be immediately be followed by a Regional Workshop to review the Draft Protocol to integrate Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management into the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy on 18 April 2018. Participation at both meetings included heads of National Fisheries Authorities from the member states of CRFM, observers and Partner Organizations.
The Objectives of these Meetings were to provide updates on the progress of programmes, projects and activities being undertaken by the CRFM in conjunction with Member States and network partners, and to prepare recommendations for the way forward for consideration by the Ministerial Council.
The opening ceremony was held in the Sir George Martin Auditorium. The National song was sung by Mrs. Mildred Chalmers and the feature address was presented by the Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment – Mr. David Osborne.