Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) Report to the Council 149 th CFMC Regular Meeting St.Croix, USVI
O & E Activities update Newsletter will be a Bulletin 4/yr. available on print and www.caribbeanfmc.com Please send notes and photos of activities www.caribbeanfmc.com 2015 Calendar
O & E Activities update (cont.) Caribbean Fisheries Teacher’s Resource Book Fishing App for smart phones (August Meeting) CFMC brochure (August Meeting) Collaborating with PR Dept. of Agriculture in the development of Ruta del pescao. visual aids to identify changes in the EFH of some species in FMPs’ Management Units (August Meeting)
O & E Activities update (cont. USVI Outreach & Education – Don’t Stop Talking Fish Celebration June 28 – NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s Reef Smart project’s 2014 Nancy Foster mapping mission outreach session in Fredericksted, St. Croix on March 24. Included activities for managers, fishers and STEM K-12 students and teachers.
– funding of the Marine Outreach and Education USVI Style (MOES-VI) approved by NOAA CRCP for fiscal year 2014. This funding will allow for the successful implementation and evaluation of the MOES-VI Increasing Fishing Community Awareness and Compliance project O & E Activities Update (cont.)
Sustainable Seafood Campaign: – workshops held with restaurants on March 24 and 29 and outreach event called “Taste of St. Croix”. 10 restaurants branded Reef Responsible. Fuete y Verguilla St. Croix
O & E Activities Update (cont.) PR Commercial Fisheries Project (PEPCO) – Funding is needed to expand the Project to other areas. Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) – Steering committee formed
Programa de Educación de Pesca Comercial (Comercial Fishing Education Program)
General Program Content Detailed explanation on the license and permit application process. Fishery statistics and data reporting. Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture’ s Bonafide Fishers Program Puerto Rico Fishery regulation – Regulation 7949. DNER Certification of Completion
PEPCO – Northwest Region Camuy PEPCO – Northeast Region Loiza PEPCO – North Region Cataño PEPCO – West Region Mayaguez PEPCO – South Region Ponce PEPCO – Southwest Region Cabo Rojo
A total number of 179 participants completed the course. Participants evaluated the program and rated it mostly between excellent – good. Among the recommendations provided were to offer the course more frequently and at various fish villas. Follow up meeting scheduled for the end of April with the DNER Fisheries Lab. Requests from other villas. Will continue to offer the course around the island.
EVALUACIONES CURSO PEPCO febrero 19, marzo 5, marzo 19, marzo 21, marzo 24, marzo 27 - 2014 ExcelenteBuenoRegularMaloComentarios Materiales de Estudio82 / 10317 / 1033 / 103 Duracion del Curso60 / 10432 / 1044 / 1041 / 104 - Mucho timepo (malo) Proyeccion de los intructores Camuy39 / 493 / 49 Loiza Catano21 / 221 / 22 Mayaguez13 / 206 / 20 Ponce9 / 112 / 11 Cabo Rojo Contenido del Curso79 / 10417 / 1043 / 104 Facilidades Camuy39 / 495 / 493 / 49 Loiza Catano20 / 222 / 22 Mayaguez8 / 2011 / 201 / 20 Ponce9 / 112 / 11 Cabo Rojo Equipo utilizado69 / 10424 / 1045 / 104 Personal colaborador82 / 10411 / 1044 / 104
GMRI Marine Resource Education Program Puerto Rico chapter First planning committee meeting on March 14, 2014 Steering committee meeting scheduled for May 9, 2014.