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Case Study on the Caribbean Fish Sanctuaries Partnership Initiative (C-FISH) - Rachel McCaffery

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Case Study at Summer School "Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism - 1 July 2014, Finland

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Case Study on the Caribbean Fish Sanctuaries Partnership Initiative (C-FISH) - Rachel McCaffery

  1. 1. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Project Case Study: The Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative RACHEL McCAFFERY Head of Sustainable Tourism
  2. 2. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE •A not for profit NGO, established in 2007 •International Sectoral Approach to Vulnerability and rEsilience •Offices in the UK, Caribbean, US, East Africa, South Africa and China •Projects in 40 countries •Specialise in innovative climate change solutions and sustainable international development based around six key themes.
  3. 3. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Innovative and impactful projects worldwide Capetown Boston London Nairobi INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Offices Beijing Jamaica Barbado s
  4. 4. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE The Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative (C-FISH)
  5. 5. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE
  6. 6. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Coral reef: An important component of the tourism offering in tropical destinations
  7. 7. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE But its true value is hugely under recognised….
  8. 8. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE The Coral Reef Crisis Without the reef to protect it, the coast is far more vulnerable to storm damage
  9. 9. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Mullins Bay, Barbados. Cozumel, Mexico Negril, Jamaica Beach erosion is a growing problem in The Caribbean
  10. 10. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Lives and livelihoods are put at risk
  11. 11. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE
  12. 12. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE The Caribbean Fish Sanctuaries Partnership Initiative: Aim: To improve management of 15 Marine Protected Areas or ‘fish sanctuaries’, promoting sustainable livelihoods and increasing resilience to climate change Where/when: 4-year project (2012-2016) implemented by CARIBSAVE in Jamaica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Dominica Funding: UKAID (£2.1 million) as part of The CARICOM Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change implemented by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs)
  13. 13. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Why fish sanctuaries? • A safe haven for fish to grow and multiply • Fishermen benefit as fish spread into surrounding areas and increase catch sizes outside the sanctuary • Coral becomes healthier and better able to recover from hurricanes or bleaching events • Beaches (and those communities and businesses near them) are better protected from storm surge and hurricanes
  14. 14. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Community Community Environment Awareness of the Benefits of Environmental Management Community Empowerment and Capacity Building Sustainable Financing Policies that Promote Community Ownership of Resources Private Sector Partnerships to Support Local Livelihoods Environment Eco system based adaptation: a win-win
  15. 15. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE The C-FISH Project Components: • Building the capacity of organisations mandated to run fish sanctuaries • Supporting alternative livelihoods • Raising Awareness to improve understanding • Monitoring the impacts
  16. 16. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE C-FISH in Jamaica • Reef fisheries most overfished in the Caribbean • Jamaican reef-related fisheries support between 15,000–20,000 fishermen and up to 100,000 dependents • Failure to effectively manage fishing grounds is costing Jamaica approximately US$64 million in lost revenues annually Source: Coastal Capital Jamaica, WRI & TNC, 2011
  17. 17. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Jamaican Fish Sanctuaries
  18. 18. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Bluefields Bay Fish Sanctuary, Jamaica • Managed by the Bluefields Bay Fishermens Friendly Society • Government pays wardens salaries, The C-FISH project funds equipment and capacity building • Artificial habitats installed • Visible results • Extensive awareness raising community education programme • Alternative livelihoods • Sustainable financing: The C-FISH Fund
  19. 19. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE • Bluefields Bay Film
  20. 20. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Community-Based Live Fish Monitoring
  21. 21. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Caribbean Fish Sanctuaries Partnership Initiative (C-FISH)
  22. 22. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Private Sector Involvement- Developing alternative livelihoods and financing ongoing fish sanctuary management • Craft programme • Excursions development
  23. 23. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Future Plans • Underwater sculpture parks • Reef restoration
  24. 24. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE C-FISH in the context of PM4SD • Focus on business justification (involvement of private sector) • Collaborative approach - Involves all stakeholders and motivates them to be proactive • Focus on dividing the project into manageable and controlled stages • Product based planning - with focus on quality • Project is tailored to suit the environment • Sustainability has been factored in from the outset
  25. 25. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Areas for improvement •Risk and issue management •Efficiency of working practices and control of work packages •Changes to the Project Board •Wider communication to the tourism sector •
  26. 26. The INTASAVE Partnership & CARIBSAVE Rachel.mccaffery@intasave.org www.intasave-caribsave.org www.c-fish.org

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