Gladding Memorial Award Winner Highlight

Cecil Marquez has been a leader in the fishing industry in Grenada for the past 30 years and has made a tremendous impact not only through his leadership but through his pioneering role in introducing locals to gears, safety and new improved vessels. Cecil was also instrumental in establishing a new marine protected area in Gouyave to be managed by the Gouyave Fishermen Cooperative. Within Gouyave, he is an inspirational leader and important source of guidance and direction for many young fishers and the local community. Cecil was the 2018 recipient of the Gladding Memorial Award which recognises fishers who demonstrate a significant commitment to the sustainable use and long-term conservation of marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region.

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Cecil Marquez has been a leader in the fishing industry in Grenada for the past 30 years and has made a tremendous impact not only through his leadership but through his pioneering role in introducing locals to gears, safety and new improved vessels. Cecil was also instrumental in establishing a new marine protected area in Gouyave to be managed by the Gouyave Fishermen Cooperative. Within Gouyave, he is an inspirational leader and important source of guidance and direction for many young fishers and the local community. Cecil was the 2018 recipient of the Gladding Memorial Award which recognises fishers who demonstrate a significant commitment to the sustainable use and long-term conservation of marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region.

Experience of contributing to conservation:

Locally:

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Regionally:

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Internationally:

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Experience since winning GMA

Leadership, education, communications, outreach, coop-research, participation in fisheries management etc.

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Leadership, education, communications, outreach, coop-research, participation in fisheries management etc.

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Opinions on the impact of COVID19 on fishers and communities:

How have they and their local fishing communities been affected by COVID19

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How have they ‘adapted’ to this new reality?

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Have fishers within their communities received support?

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What support is needed to help recovery?

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As a GMA Winner, what is their outlook for the future of fisheries:

Within their community

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Within GCFI

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Globally

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