By St. Lucia First
Key stakeholders of marine-based industries and services are being urged to participate in the upcoming round of stakeholder consultations in the process of developing marine spatial plans and coastal master plans in five OECS Member States.
A key component of the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP), is Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP).
Under the CROP, coastal master plans and marine spatial plans are being developed for Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The CROP is gearing up for a fresh round of CMSP Consultations with key stakeholders in these five member states to review draft plans.
The next round of CMSP Consultations gets underway in October. The CROP will also be engaging the media in the five member states to help build awareness and participation in the process of consultation and to help push the ‘Blue Growth’ agenda.
The Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP) is funded by the Global Environment Facility through the World Bank. It aims to move OECS Member States closer to a blue economy.