Guyana Fishers in the Spotlight

On 27th February 2017, the Upper Corentyne Fisherman’s Co-op. Society (UCFCS) in collaboration with Centre Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organizations and with the assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), conducted a workshop entitled “Increasing the Income of Fisherfolk Operating at the No.66 Co-op from # 55 to # 79 Village– The use of Ice in the Fishing Industry.

The workshop took place in Guyana and aimed to promote the voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication (SSF Guidelines) in the context of capacity development for fisherfolk organizations.  There were approximately 43 participants, mostly women from # 55 to # 79 Villages.

The use of ice in the fishing industry is particularly relevant to the work of the CNFO because it helps fishers acquire the modern concepts, policies and practices of fish processing.  According to Mr. Jainarine Pamashwar, the workshop will improve the quality of catch with the use of adequate ice on fish. The CNFO is pleased to be associated with its member in Guyana and looks forward to more capacity building training in the future

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