Proud to cooperate on the Statia Blue project
Together with its local partner Sint Eustatius Foundation (SEF), Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute – CNSI – initiated an, even for global standards, highly innovative project for developing sustainable fisheries, particularly for Sint Eustatius and (small) Caribbean islands: the OCTA Innovation pilot project Statia Blue.
CNSI continues to monitor the vulnerable ecosystems of St. Eustatius coordinated by the Data Monitoring Officer (DMO). Coral reef surveys are conducted in collaboration with St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) using the Global coral reef monitoring network (GCRMN) protocol. Data on the island’s fisheries are collected and assessed by the DMO with plans to automate data collection using a mobile application under the OCTA Innovation pilot project Statia Blue. The aim is to create sustainable practices for Statia’s fisheries while putting the fish buyers in touch with the suppliers on a “real-time” basis.