We analyse if, or how, these interactions explicitly involved the CRFM and the CCCFP, or had the potential to be beneficial, if there was such interaction.
They influence the core of the analysis--interactions between the key organizations of interest, the CNFO and CRFM, and with the CCCFP that should underpin their interactions.
Although the CRFM is not, specifically, named in the treaty as the 'Competent Agency' with responsibility for implementing the treaty, it has long been accepted that there is no logical or feasible alternative.
While some CRFM countries have long ago developed sector-wide and fishery-specific management plans through participatory processes (for example McConney and Mahon 1998), the majority still have not (Fanning, Mahon and McConney 2011).
Several CRFM Member States struggle to manage their fisheries under out-dated policies and legislation, due to the inertia of their policy and legal systems.
Some national bodies, such as FACs, and the regional level CRFM, favor seeking consensus.
Even though the CCCFP has not, yet, been actively implemented, there is evidence useful for investigating if or how activities undertaken by the CNFO relate to the CCCFP, relate to the CRFM Secretariat as its effective champion, and relate to principles of good governance.
The CRFM is an inter-governmental organization (INGO) in the CARICOM system, with its mission being "To promote and facilitate the responsible utilization of the region's fisheries, and other aquatic resources, for the economic and social benefits of the current and future population of the region.
The CNFO was initiated through CRFM projects and consultations undertaken from 2004 to 2006.
The missions of the CNFO and CRFM are compatible with each other, and with the vision and scope of the CCCFR How then is this working in practice?
Thus, the interactions between the CNFO and CRFM are also occurring indirectly as well as directly, in situations that place them in similar roles in such large undertakings as the CLME+ Project, the Caribbean Billfish Project and the CANARI food security project.
The CNFO engages, perhaps even more than the CRFM, in non-state or NGO-led initiatives, such as the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Initiative (GCFI), the Marine Resource Governance project (MarGov), the Too Big to Ignore (TBTI) global network, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and other projects listed in the table.