by Curlan Campbell, NOW Grenada
- Cecil Marquez is first Eastern Caribbean fisher to receive this award
- Award presented at Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference
Gouyave fisher Cecil Marquez has received the Gladding Memorial Award, an annual award presented to select fishers who demonstrate significant commitment to the sustainable use and long-term conservation of marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region.
Marquez was nominated by Roland Baldeo of the Grenada Coral Reef Foundation. The award was presented during the 71st Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) Conference taking place in San Andres, Colombia from 5-9 November 2018. Marquez is the first fisher from the Eastern Caribbean to receive this outstanding award. As part of the award, he was supported by GCFI to attend the GCFI conference. Three other members of the Gouyave Fishermen Cooperative Society Limited were supported through the Grenada Community Development Agency
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