The BFF is participating in a regional workshop In Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain to develop the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem plus Civil Society Action Programme (CLME+SAP). The BFF Director along with representatives from Jamaica,Haiti, Bahamas, Dominica Republic, Guyana, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Barbados and Trinidad and Tabago all of which are bordering and/or located within the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+region) and have adopted a 10 year Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+SAP).
This 10 year CLME+SAP aims to contribute to the achievement of the regionally adopted long-term vision of “a healthy marine environment in the CLME+ that provides benefits and livelihoods for the well being of the people of the region”.
The BFF is proud to be apart of the goal of this regional workshop which is to facilitate input of representatives of targeted CSOs and SMEs into development of the C-SAP.
Our partnership will offer a framework for effective engagement of governments, IGO’s, civil society and private sector. An integrated approach to addressing the key causes of environmental degradation, as we will bring together key actors (FETA) working on pollution, fisheries, and the protection of key coastal and marine assets and critical marine habitats (coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds).
The BFF thank Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) one of the co-executing partners for hosting this important and strategic regional workshop.