Fact-finding Survey Regarding the Influx and Impacts of Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean Region: final report.
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Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
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The Caribbean region has suffered a sudden increase in the influx of Sargassum seaweed since 2011, and several countries in the region have requested support to the Government of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In response JICA with support from CRFM conducted a “Factfinding survey regarding the influx and impacts of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean region” in order to gather information on the scope of damages and impacts and to determine the possibility of providing further support. The target countries included: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. The objectives of this survey were to: (i) review the existing literature and initiatives in the region; (ii) summarize the scope of damages and impacts caused by Sargassum seaweed in the target countries; (iii) suggest potential countermeasures and determine the scope of suppo.....
PublisherCaribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and Japan International Cooperation Agency
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Macroalgal canopy cover and composition
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoverageCaribbean Sea
Antigua and Barbuda
Commonwealth of Dominica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
CitationCaribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (2019) Fact-finding Survey Regarding the Influx and Impacts of Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean Region: final report. Belize, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and Japan International Cooperation Agency, 91pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-860