OECS - Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

11/05/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/05/2018 07:07

[MEDIA ALERT] OECS to hold National Seminar on the Blue Economy in St. Kitts and Nevis

Monday, November 5, 2018 - Under the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP), the OECS Commission is collaborating with stakeholders in St. Kitts and Nevis to hold a 1-day National Seminar to create awareness on, and understanding of, marine spatial planning and the Blue Economy concept prior to the commencement of related activities under the CROP.


To begin to create an enabling environment for transitioning to a Blue Economy the OECS Authority adopted the Eastern Caribbean Regional Ocean Policy (ECROP) in 2013 inclusive of policies, goals, priorities and strategic actions which provides the framework for the CROP.

The CROP is designed to contribute to the implementation of the ECROP by strengthening capacity for ocean governance, and coastal and marine spatial planning in the participating countries. Outputs under the CROP include national ocean policies; coastal and marine spatial plans; and a regional marine spatial framework.


The media and members of the public are invited to attend.


The workshop will be held on November 7, 2018.
A Press Conference will be held on November 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM


Royal St. Kitts Hotel, St. Kitts and Nevis


Natasha Augustin

[email protected]

(758) 455 6423


Susanna De Beauville Scott

[email protected]

(758) 455 6342