SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES PLAN DUTCH CARIBBEAN
Client:          Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Location:     Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba
Start:            April 2019
Status:         Complete
Scope
Mac & Field was approached by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to develop a draft Sustainable Fisheries Plan (SFP) for the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba). 
This ’SFP’ will consist of two parts:
  1. A Caribbean Netherlands wide part, explaining the institutional, legal, and ecological context of fisheries in the Caribbean Netherlands and the Caribbean region; and
  2.  Island-specific parts where the fisheries sector for that island is explained and the goals, vision and actions for the coming 5 years are specified.
Approach
  • Ecosystem-Based Approach to Fisheries management 
  • Participatory Approach
  • Desk research
  • Interviews with key stakeholders of the fisheries sector
Outcome
Draft Sustainable Fisheries Plan submitted to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Quality on August 5th, 2019.