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Milton Haughton

Executive Director at Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

Executive Director at Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

Milton Haughton


Milton Haughton is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism which is headquartered in Belize. He attended the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, University of Buckingham, London Metropolitan University and the University of Law, London; and has training in fisheries, aquaculture, management and law. He has more than 33 years of practical work experience in fisheries and aquaculture.

Prior to this appointment he was Deputy Executive Director, CRFM; Scientific Director, CFRAMP Project; Fisheries Development Officer, CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana; Fisheries Officer and Acting Director of the Fisheries Department, Jamaica.

Mr Haughton worked for over 8 years with the Fisheries Department, Jamaica, approximately 2 years in the private sector (marketing and trade of fish and seafood), and over 23 years at the regional level in the Caribbean and Latin America. He has substantial experience working at multiple levels with fisherfolk and coastal communities, national and regional policy-makers and government officials. He has a wealth of experience in fisheries and aquaculture development and governance, coastal and marine resource conservation and management, public administration, project management, and law. Mr Haughton has written and published extensively on various aspects of fisheries, aquaculture and ocean governance in the Caribbean.



Milton Haughton, executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries mechanism (CRFm), discusses the importance of accurate fisheries data, why this is so difficult to collect and the need for new models in collecting, validating and distributing the data. He also talks about the future role of mobile apps in filling this role.


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