CRFM Develops Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Plans with CCRIF-SPC Support

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In these times of increasing uncertainty, we can never be too prepared! The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) takes disaster preparedness seriously!

At the CRFM, we recently developed our Emergency Response Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan, with support from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF-SPC).

Both plans were approved by the Ministerial Council of the CRFM when it met on 26 April 2024.

These comprehensive plans are essential for guiding CRFM Secretariat staff through all phases of natural, manmade, and biological disasters and emergencies that may confront us.

They can also serve as templates for similar plans of national fisheries divisions/departments and other associated entities in the region.

We urge our Member States, partners, and stakeholders who have not yet done so to develop similar plans to ameliorate the potential adverse impacts and to guide recovery in the event that a disaster strikes.

The CRFM recognizes that knowledge sharing is critical to building our resilience!

Therefore, we developed this bulletin to help our fisheries stakeholders, including fishing communities, with preparation and mitigation, as well as to encourage the sharing of information intended to protect lives and property.

Finally, we emphasize the need to always listen to and follow the official advisories from recognized authorities in your country, such as national emergency management and meteorological authorities. Stay alert and stay informed!

Best regards,

Milton Haughton

Executive Director

CRFM Secretariat

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