CROP publishes document on marine resource management
The Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP) has published a landmark document on the Blue Economy and Ocean Governance in the Eastern Caribbean.
The publication titled “We Are Large Ocean States”, chronicles the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) journey in marine resource management reform from the early 1980s to present day.
At the recent Sustainable Development Movement (SDM 2020), OECS States have been challenged to make the paradigm shift from Small Island Developing States to Large Ocean States.
Dr Didacus Jules – OECS director general – said: “Recognizing that our marine space is about 85 times larger than our land space and thus one of our greatest assets, we are now doing some of the fundamental work that will allow us to truly claim that space and contribute to maintaining our Caribbean Sea as a zone of peace. We no longer see ourselves constrained by the challenges typically associated with small island states, and so we can focus on and steer towards the opportunities that come with being Large Ocean States in a global setting.”