Sunday, June 23, 2024

Ocean Country Partnership Programme

Signing of Formal Agreement between the Department of the Environment and the University of Belize

While the agreement is primarily focused on marine pollution from plastics, it also extends itself in allowing both parties to engage in research in thematic areas of mutual concern in promoting a healthier environment.

CEFAS Hosts Aquaculture Workshop for Shrimp Farmers

An aquaculture workshop was held on February 7, 2022 at the Tilapia Hatchery Center in Central Farm, Cayo District, for shrimp farmers. The workshop was facilitated by Grant Stentiford and Matthew Sanders, aquaculture experts from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), an agency under the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the United Kingdom.

Belize to Benefit from UK’s Blue Planet Fund through the Ocean Country Partnership Programme

On 13 August 2021, the United Kingdom (UK) announced £16.2m funding from the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund (BPF) would go to new five programmes to tackle climate change, restore ocean health and reduce poverty in developing countries globally (see attached Blue Planet Fund Defra release). One of these programmes is the Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP)