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Kingstown market covered in ash on the morning of April 10, 2021 📷: @melbonadie ... See MoreSee Less

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National Fishermen Cooperative in Belize finfish getting ready for exportation when they were exporting to New York in the past. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today in St. Vincent and Grenadines

La Soufriere has been erupting effusively since late December, and a new dome has formed alongside the one left inside the crater after the 1979 eruption of the volcano.
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“Kenilia 'Ma Boco' Prescot”

Kenilia Prescot is a familiar face in the fishing industry, she hails from the fishing community of Anse La Raye on the west coast of Saint Lucia. This lady is affectionately known in her community as “Ma Boco”, she’s been in the industry for about four years now.

Anse La Raye fishers are predominantly net goers, a complaisant attitude has come in handy in the career of Ma Boco, after all she has fitted herself nicely in deep sea fishing activity proving to others that she is as equally capable to handle the unpredictable sea conditions, sea swells and unusual waves, changes in sea current and venturing out as early as 3 AM on normal fishing days.

Ms. Prescot explained that despite having observed that employment in the fishing industry is considered to be a last resort by some or dominated by male, she has no plans of slacking off on her career path as she enjoys fishing especially when she has boarded two “Albocore Tuna” for the day.

Young fisher women like Kenilia are good advocates to encourage other females to get involve in the fishing industry. Ms. Prescott should be highly commended for her bravery and selflessness to contribute in a growing fisheries sector.
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Fishing tournament in St. Kitts and Nevis. Special thanks were given to all the fisherfolk who paticipated in today's event and the sponsors who aided in the construction of the jetty. Special thanks to Dr. Mark Williams and his staff. ... See MoreSee Less

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The New Today front page, Friday March 26, 2021: St Andrew fisherman left shaking after a run-in with U.S coastguard off Grenville ... See MoreSee Less

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The new executive board of the Guyana National Fisherfolk Organization

From left Veeram Ramsaran(Albion Landing Site-treasurer)

Hemchan Chanderbeer(Parika Fishermen's Co-op-comittee member)

Vishnu Persaud-(3-Door Fishermen's Co-op-comittee member)

Pamashwar Jainarine-(Upper Corentyne Fishermen's Co-op Society-Chairman)

Rihanna Roopnarine-(Rosignol Fishermen's Co-op Society -Asst.Sec/treasurer)

Renita Joseph-(Greater Georgetown Fishermen's Co-op Society-Secretary)

Deonarine Persaud-(Lima /Essequibo Fishers Association -Deputy Chairman)
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Cnfo board member of Belize, Mr. Armando Ramirez, made this clip today in Dangriga, Belize, highlighting the struggle they face because of a gill net ban. ... See MoreSee Less

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Belize Fishermen Cooperative Association press conference today. Defending fisherfolk who reject transitioning and wish to continue fishing with gillnet in the waters of Belize.

They have taken legal action against the gillnet ban proposed by OCEANA and Coalition.
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Policy engagement training
Advocacy for fisherfolk session

Tuesday 23 March, 7-9 pm AST

Objectives: To validate participants’ definitions of and lived experiences with advocacy in their personal and professional lives, especially in relation to their FFOs. To shore-up participants’ capacity to engage effectively in advocacy using tools from the toolkit developed by CANARI under Component 5 of the PISCES project, “An advocacy toolkit for civil society organisations.”

Draft Agenda
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Members, please feel free to join the last of our policy engagement sessions, Advocacy for Fisherfolk, tonight from 7-9pm AST. Contact us to find out how to participate cnfo_cu@yahoo.com.

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UWI-CERMES/CNFO Policy engagement training session on REPRESENTATION OF FISHERFOLK, Facilitated by Sarah Mcintosh and Michele Matthews-Morancie ... See MoreSee Less

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CNFO members who registered on the Leadership Institute for policy engagement training, remember our session tonight on REPRESENTATION!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Understanding CCCFP & the SSF Guidelines Protocol – 16 March 2021
STEWARDFISH PROJECT. (CNFO/UWI_CERMES)
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