The Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for the Fisheries Sector (Fisheries SASAP) 2018-2028, has been designed on a 10-year framework for action for strengthening the sustainability of Saint Lucia’s fisheries and fishery-dependent businesses and the security of fisheries-dependent livelihoods under a changing climate. The Fisheries SASAP, funded with the support of the United States In-Country NAP Support Programme (NAP-SP), implemented by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), builds on previous efforts and projects, and is the product of an in-depth contextual analysis, supported by a multi-stakeholder consultative process, to define the most adequate and effective solutions to the country’s fisheries-related challenges with climate change.
It consists of 31 adaptation measures deemed critical for building resilience in the country’s fisheries and fishery dependent livelihoods. The measures, endorsed by relevant stakeholders, offer solutions to information, technical, institutional, financial, regulatory and policy limitations hampering adaptation in the sector. In the SASAP, the adaptation measures are grouped under 8 strategic objectives and contribute to 4 major expected outcomes, all aligned with the Climate Change Adaptation Policy’s (CCAP’s) implementation elements (facilitation, implementation and financing).
Publisher: Government of Saint Lucia