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Enhancing and promoting the seamoss industry in St. Kitts and Nevis to promote social empowerment and food and nutrition security

Report of the small grant project contributing to Catalyzing Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Sustainable Management of shared Living Marine Resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+ Project)

Published date 2020-12-31
Author CANARI
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Abstract:

The Liamuiga Sea Moss Group (LSG) in Conaree Village, St. Kitts, was formed in 2017 by a group of agro-processors and fisherfolk involved in the production of seamoss products from seamoss grown in the wild. Seamoss farming was identified as great alternative livelihood to fishing, as a source of sustainable income in fishing communities. The LSG used a small grant of US$35,170, provided in March 2019 by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) under the C-SAP project, to enhance and promote their small business, including expanding their seamoss plots and setting up their own small processing facility. CANARI also provided mentoring support to the LSG under the regional PISCES project.