10th Meeting of the Fisheries Commission BES
The Fisheries Commission BES (FCBES) is an advisory body established to enhance the joint management and policy-making of fisheries in the Caribbean Netherlands. In this body Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba and the national government can discuss and advise the minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality on policy issues and permit requests in the framework of sustainable fisheries management in the waters of the Caribbean Netherlands. The Commission consists of four members, being the three representatives of the island governments plus an independent Chair, and is assisted by an official Secretary. The members representing the three island governments are appointed by their respective government, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The Chair is appointed for a six year term by the Minister after consultation with the Commission members. The Ministry fulfills the role of the Secretariat of the FCBES. The FCBES convenes at least once per year. This summary is intended for open distribution, therefore it does not contain privacy-sensitive aspects of the meeting.