World’s First International Fisheries Pact in Force, Cuba Joins

World’s First International Fisheries Pact in Force, Cuba Joins

In May, Cuba agreed to join an international consortium of countries launching an effort to target Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; that accord is now binding. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that a groundbreaking international accord today and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional … Read more

The Biggest Takeaways From Raul Castro’s France Visit

The Biggest Takeaways From Raul Castro’s France Visit

Cuban President Raul Castro returned home on Wednesday afternoon after a major state visit to France. During his trip to France, Castro and French President Francois Hollande signed several bilateral agreements aimed at strengthening the economic ties between the nations. On Monday, an agreement was signed that converted $230 million of Cuba’s $390 million remaining … Read more

How Cuba Is Preserving Varadero’s Beaches

Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment reports that it made intense efforts throughout 2015 to preserve Varadero’s beaches through the replacement of invasive plants with native species, which aid in the prevention of dune erosion. The work to restore vegetation to the coastal area is reportedly the most comprehensive undertaken in recent years in … Read more

Cuba and U.S. Sign Pact to Protect Shared Marine Life

Cuba and U.S. Sign Pact to Protect Shared Marine Life

A new environmental agreement Officials from Cuba and the United States have signed a landmark agreement to protect marine ecosystems from rising manmade threats. The agreement, first announced in October, commits Cuba and the U.S. to collaborate on science, outreach and education regarding ‘sister’ marine protected areas,” according to the Environmental Defense Fund, which has … Read more