The Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute (CFTDI) and the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries (MALF), under the Shrimp Trawl Bycatch Value Chain Study of the REBYC-II LAC Project funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), hosted the practical session on the Introduction to Fish Handling, Processing, Salt Curing and Drying.
The session which was held at CFTDI, Chaguaramas on Thursday 18th March, 2021 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm), was preceded by a theoretical session held on Monday 15th March, 2021 at the Otaheite Fish Landing Site.
Another theoretical group session will be held today, Monday 22nd March, 2021, with a practical session to follow on Thursday 25 March, 2021.
The Sustainable Management of Bycatch in Latin America and Caribbean Trawl Fisheries (REBYC-II LAC) is a partnership between six countries and regional organizations to better manage bycatch and support the sustainable development of trawl fisheries and the people who depend on them. Over a five year period, the REBYC-II LAC project aims to reduce food loss and encourage sustainable livelihoods by improving the management of bycatch and minimizing discards and sea-bed damage, thereby transforming bottom trawl fisheries into responsible fisheries.