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  • Fishing and aquaculture communities across Jamaica, will continue to benefit from initiatives aimed at building climate change resilience during the upcoming fiscal year.
  • This, as the Government has set aside $90 million to undertake these activities under the project dubbed ‘Community Based Climate Resilience in the Fisheries Sector’, outlined in the 2020/21 Estimates of Expenditure.
  • For the upcoming fiscal year under the project, a policy and regulatory framework for climate smart fisheries is be developed; one Longline sea vessel is to be acquired; design specifications for the upgrade of the Fisheries Division Hatchery is to be developed; and a business plan for the Fisheries Division Hatchery is to be prepared.

Fishing and aquaculture communities across Jamaica, will continue to benefit from initiatives aimed at building climate change resilience during the upcoming fiscal year.

This, as the Government has set aside $90 million to undertake these activities under the project dubbed ‘Community Based Climate Resilience in the Fisheries Sector’, outlined in the 2020/21 Estimates of Expenditure.

For the upcoming fiscal year under the project, a policy and regulatory framework for climate smart fisheries is be developed; one Longline sea vessel is to be acquired; design specifications for the upgrade of the Fisheries Division Hatchery is to be developed; and a business plan for the Fisheries Division Hatchery is to be prepared.

In addition, alternative feed production options are to be developed and a business plan prepared; and a baseline assessment of gender and youth dynamics in the Fisheries sector is to be conducted.

The project, which is jointly financed by the Government of Jamaica and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), seeks to enhance resilience to climate change among targeted fishing and aquaculture communities of Jamaica.

It began in December 2015, and is slated to end in March 2023.

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