Component 1

Strengthening the Fisheries Policy and Regulatory Framework (US$1 million)

An updated and strengthened policy is critical for ensuring a sustainable and climate resilient Jamaican fishing industry. This component would support updating the regulatory framework for the management of the fisheries sector, including restoration of resources in overfished areas through community based measures, and carrying out community-based monitoring, control and surveillance actions to limit illegal activities. Furthermore, Jamaica’s Strategic Programs for Climate Resilience (SPCR) notes that livelihoods in the agriculture and fisheries sector are the most vulnerable to climate related disasters, and this partially explains the chronic levels of poverty observed in fisheries communities.

Download: Environmental and Social Management Framework – Promoting Community based Climate Resilience in the Fisheries Sector Project