Aquaculture Demonstration Centre receives equipment from CC4FISH Initiative
December 07, 2020:- On Friday 4th December, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/UN), presented officials of the Aquaculture Demonstration Centre – Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture Land and Fisheries with various aquaponics parts and equipment (including, air pumps, water pumps and hoses). The initiative is part of the Organization’s initiative – Climate Change Adaption in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector (CC4FISH).
The objective of the project is to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector, through the introduction of adaption measures in fisheries management and capacity building of fisher folks and aquaculturists. The project also aims to create a better understanding and awareness of climate change vulnerability, create resilience of fisherfolk, organisations and aquaculturists, and improve governance by mainstreaming climate change adaptation in multilevel fisheries governance.
The project has three main components / outcomes:
- Component 1 – Increasing the awareness and understanding of climate change impacts and vulnerability of the fisheries and aquaculture sector;
- Component 2 -Improving resilience of fisherfolk, aquaculturists and coastal communities to climate change and variability, and;
- Component 3 – Mainstreaming of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in multi-level fisheries governance.
Under Component 2 of CC4FISH-TT, various aquaponics parts and equipment were procured for use by the Aquaculture Demonstration Centre (ADC) in Trinidad to further assist in the development of the aquaponics and aquaculture sector in Trinidad and Tobago.
Friday’s presentation took place at the Aquaculture Unit-Aquaculture Demonstration Centre located at Bamboo Settlement #2, Valsayn.