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Meet Earl George. Fisher, Police Officer, President of the National Association of Fisherfolk Cooperative (NAFCOOP) in Dominica and CNFO Liasion officer. He is well known for advocating on behalf of fisherfolk in the Caribbean especially Dominica to ensure that livelihoods are sustainable

He also promotes the implementation of rules and regulations (laws) good governance to make the Caribbean fishing industry safe and manageable for everyone. His vision for the fishery is to have the chain of Caribbean islands work well with each other as it relates to trade #fridayfisher #Dominica #ssfgender
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Tonight session is on governance and tenure. Understanding the SSF Guidelines and the CCCFP.

Cnfo members don't forget to register. Email cnfo_cu@yahoo.com for more information.

Time: 8:30 p.m Eastern Caribbean time
Place: Virtual on ZOOM
Streaming live on this Facebook page!!!All CNFO members are invited to register for the sessions to be held on zoom. Sessions will be broadcast live on the CNFO's Facebook Page.
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Here's a photo of a beach scene in Barbados during an open season of the sea urchin fishery in the 1950's. This photograph shows fisherfolk processing the sea urchins and preparing them for sale. This economically and culturally important fishery employs every household member and is a key feature of Barbados' heritage. These scenes have been fading away due to the low population of urchins. Co-management arrangements that support the application of EAF are being encouraged to ensure sustainabily of this resource. #ThrowbackThursday #seaurchin #seaeggs #Barbados #smallscalefisheries ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Maria Allen, an avid fisherwoman from Caye Caulker, Belize. She has been fishing for over 15 years. Her dad is Theodore Allen, fisher and founding member of Northern Fishermen Coop. Her taught her how to fish from a very a young age and she has passed on her knowledge and skills to her husband and their 2 grown sons. Together they build their own lobster shades and traps. They do lobster fishing, deep-sea and shallow water fishing, and sometimes conch. She says fishing is an interesting job where you get to see different things every day, for example on a rare occasion you could find a lobster with three antennas!

Maria also works as an agent for the National Fishermen Cooperative in the village of Caye Caulker. She receives the product in Caye Caulker and sends it to the city to the National Fishermen Cooperative processing plant. She tries to encourage her women friends to get into fishing. She says it’s good to be a fisherfolk because you will be employed and don’t have to depend on anyone. #WednesdayWoman #Belize #SSFGender
Meet Maria Allen, an avid fisherwoman from Caye Caulker, Belize. She has been fishing for over 15 years. Her dad is Theodore Allen, a fisher and founding member of Northern Fishermen Coop. He taught her how to fish from a very young age and she has passed on her knowledge and skills to her husband and their 2 grown sons. Together they build their own lobster shades and traps. They do lobster fishing, deep-sea and shallow water fishing, and sometimes conch. She says fishing is an interesting job where you get to see different things every day, for example on a rare occasion you could find a lobster with three antennas!!s!
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Understanding the SSF Guidelines and CCCFP ... See MoreSee Less

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Articles V & VI of the #CNFO Regional Code of Conduct feature principles that youth engagement in SSF and Disaster risks and climate change. Download the Code here: bit.ly/CNFOCode
Read more about the development process here: bit.ly/FishCodeDev
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Here's another great video about the SSF Guidelines. Enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-169UYUo0E ... See MoreSee Less

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The Stewardfish and SSF Gender projects are pleased to continue sharing this series on Faces of Women Fisherfolk Barbados. These small case studies examine how Barbadian women contribute to the survival of their families and the fishing industry. The clips give insight on the roles, livelihoods and resilience of these women and the identified gaps that need to be addressed.

Please meet Lisa Oliver Bascombe. We would like to hear your thoughts on what women in your country are doing to contribute to the survival of their families and the fishing industry. Please share. #Barbados #SSFGender
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7aTmHiISKk&ab_channel=WomenFisherFolkBarbados
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Meet Junior Quashie. Fisher, Circulatory road supervisor, President of the All Tobago Fishing Association (10 yrs), President of the Castara Fisherfolk (8 yrs), Assistant secretary of Trinidad and Tobago Unified Fisherfolk (15 yrs), and Father of 3.

He has passed on his knowledge and skills to his son who is also a fisherman. His passion for fishing is also evident in his participation in fishing tournaments and he has competed in the Grenada International Game Fishing tournament for 3 years. Junior is well known for his leadership and passion for advancing the fishing industry in Tobago.

Earlier this year he advocated for an intervention to alleviate the woes of Roxborough fishermen whose boats were damaged during the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, on 22 September 2019.

Join us in commending Junior for his committment and devotion to the fishing industry in Trinidad and Tobago. #fridayfisher #ssfgender #trinidadandtobago
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Throwback to BARNUFO's election in 2016 when the board was first introduced.

From left: Treasurer: Henderson Inniss; Vice-President: Sylvia White; President: Vernel Nicholls; Membership Officer: Sheena Griffith; Secretary: Christina Pooler; Project Officer: Denis Leslie.

Missing from the photo is Asst. Secretary/PRO: Andrea Nicholls Belgrave. #throwback thursday #barnufo #smallscalefisheries
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A message from Acting Chair Adrian LaRoda inviting you to join the CNFO Leadership Institute training on Fisheries Policy and the Caribbean Community. #SSF #ssfguidelines #cccfp

Link up! We start on 1st December 2020. Send a WhatsApp message to +501-624-5364 for more information.
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Meet Sheena Griffith. Fish Vendor, Farmer, Membership officer of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (@barnufo), Secretary of the Central Fish Processors Association and Secretary of the North Shore Fisherfolk Association. She has been working in the fishing industry for over 20 years.

Sheena is well known for her dedication to the sector and this is evident in her role as a fisherfolk leader. If Sheena could change one thing about the industry, she would make it easier for fisherfolk to get financial backing to expand their businesses. Fisherfolk don't usually qualify for loans due to their lack of capital and seasonal employment. This supports the need for social protection measures to support sustainable livelihoods. Join us in commending Sheena on her dedication to the Barbados fishing industry. Like this post to show your support! #WednesdayWoman #Barbados #ssfgender #smallscalefisheries
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All CNFO members are invited to register for the sessions to be held on zoom. Sessions will be broadcast live on the CNFO's Facebook Page. ... See MoreSee Less

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Articles III & IV of the #CNFO Regional Code of Conduct feature principles that promote value chains, post-harvest and trade, and Gender Equality. Download the Code here: bit.ly/CNFOCode
Read more about the development process here: bit.ly/FishCodeDev
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