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Caribbean Fisherfolk meeting with fishers of Punta Gorda Town, #Belize (June 2016). After presentations by Tide Belizean Ngo and visiting Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Caribbean fishers were spectators of a friendly fisherfolk football tournament. #tbt #IYAFA ... See MoreSee Less

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Vidona Sylva Parker fishing inspiration
LONG ROAD, Portland — Though most of the men in her family have been fishermen for years, Vidona Sylva only waded into the profession about six months ago and the path she took was full of twists and turns.

She began with the idea for a YouTube channel, then became an advocate for resources needed by area fisherfolk and then turned to earning a living from the sea.

In July, in search of content for her new Adventure with Vidy under the sun YouTube channel, she made her first trip to Morant Cays lighthouse.
“The lighthouse wasn’t working. She made a video on that and post it on YouTube and Facebook asking the officials to fix the lighthouse,” she told the Jamaica Observer.

The lights to the lighthouse was fixed as on her return in January they were working.
Lighthouses provide useful markers for those at sea to find their way back to land and are particularly useful for fisherfolk that may not have navigation equipment on board their small craft.

Vidy knows first-hand about the dangers that come with being out on the water. Soon after her venture into fishing, her boat engine shut down, leaving her along with Jason Bignal, Constantine Dick, Jermaine Jackson and Captain Cassel stranded until the Jamaica Defense Force came to their rescue. That led to her ongoing campaign to lobby Internet service companies to provide coverage for the Morant Cays. “The coverage is needed there for the fisherfolk. You have to get close to mainland to communicate with someone if you have any difficulties. One cannot make any emergency call and this is really needed,” she said.

For now, she juggles being a fisherwoman with providing tasty meals for other fisherfolk.
“I started to cook for the guys when I went there so I started to make my little money. I bought my own line and started fishing also. I have been enjoying it” Vidona said, smiling.
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"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." Eleanor Roosevelt ... See MoreSee Less

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#Repost #BelizeGOOD MORNING COROZAL😉

Catch of the day 🐟🐟🐟
📸: Conrad R.

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THE MULLETS ARE HERE!

Conrad Riverol, a wood carpenter by trade, who has kept alive the fishing tradition of his late father, Maximiliano Riverol, frequents the water's edge of the Corozal Bay early in the mornings.

By sunrise, on fishing days, Conrad always has a meal-count of fresh fish that will be taken home to provide for the family - this, a tradition been done by members of the Riverol family for decades.

Interestingly, every other week, Conrad has been catching species of fish which had long disappeared in the Corozal Bay due to the water contaminants, but have returned and proves that the waters of the bay are likewise returning to life.

Today's catch was just enough Mullets(Lisa) to provide for a blessed meal at home.

Lisa, as we call them in Corozal, are a difficult fish to catch. They move around in coastal temperate and tropical waters in schools. Preferred fried, Mullet can be filleted or corned(salt fish).

INTERESTING FACT: Mullet are the only fish with gizzards.

KEEP CATCHING CONRAD😎

"Give a man a fish, feed him for a day
Teach a man to fish, fish him for a lifetime".

(NOTE: THE FISH IN THE IMAGE ARE MULLET/LISA, NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BONE FISH/MACABEE - WHICH IS PROTECTED BY LAW)

Report courtesy our colleagues at Corozal Live
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Meet Mr. Richie Blair of Petite Martinique, #Grenada, CNFO's Friday Fisher Feature.
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Want to learn more about "Marketing" of fisheries products? We invite CNFO members to register for tonight's session on the CNFO Leadership Institute. Do not miss out, it is the last of a 4 module course. docs.google.com/.../1YItCGUem8.../edit ... See MoreSee Less

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Belize: Women in Fisheries Forum 5: Gender and Climate Change - Understanding the Link. FAO in collaboration with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) shares highlights of the 5th Women in Fisheries Forum held in Belize in June 2022. www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqM2KN_VeuU ... See MoreSee Less

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Want to learn more about "Storage and Preservation" of fisheries products? We invite CNFO members to register for tonight's session on the CNFO Leadership Institute docs.google.com/forms/d/1YItCGUem8-Fcs20XYkB3a5IyQ4f3RqD3NN9HdQekHWw/edit ... See MoreSee Less

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"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward ... See MoreSee Less

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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT

The sessions scheduled for this week Tues & Thurs are now rescheduled for

Training Module 3 Storage and Preservation
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022

Training Module 4 Marketing
Thursday, 4th August 2022
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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT

The sessions scheduled for this week Tues & Thurs are now rescheduled for

Training Module 3 Storage and Preservation
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022

Training Module 4 Marketing
Thursday, 4th August 2022
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Value Chain Training on CNFO's Leadership Institute.

Have not registered before? Register now using the link: docs.google.com/forms/d/1YItCGUem8-Fcs20XYkB3a5IyQ4f3RqD3NN9HdQekHWw/edit
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About 30 CNFO members registered for the training this week. Don’t miss out, join us next week Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm UTC-4 for the last two (2) modules on seafood value chain. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you missed the Seafood Value Chain online training that started last night on the CNFO's Leadership Institute, you still have an opportunity to join tomorrow's session.

Register now using the link: docs.google.com/forms/d/1YItCGUem8-Fcs20XYkB3a5IyQ4f3RqD3NN9HdQekHWw/edit
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CNFO Leadership Institute Training for Fisherfolk presents:

ONLINE TRAININGS ON
SEAFOOD VALUE CHAIN.

Register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1YItCGUem8-Fcs20XYkB3a5IyQ4f3RqD3NN9HdQekHWw/edit
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