Date of Award
Master of Arts in Marine Affairs
The fisheries resources within the EEZs of countries in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is not being exploited at their maximum sustainable yield. Fisheries development has however been hampered by a history of these states, little or no sectoral development planning. If member states are to realize any increased socio-economic growth in the fisheries sector, it is imperative that a common fisheries management and development strategy be implemented by these states, in an effort to rationalize the use of scarce financial and technical resources. Such a strategy would involve the pursuance of common goals and objectives and the provision of the necessary technical and financial resources for the enhancement of the harvesting subsector and marketing and processing infrastructure. If the region is successful in implanting such a common strategy, Member States fishing industries can realize significant socio-economic growth and a greater contribution to the region's economy.
Joseph, Daven C., "Possibilities for a Common Fisheries Development and Management Policy for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (O.E.C.S.)" (1991). Theses and Major Papers. Paper 244.