From May 2019 to March 2020, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), provided technical assistance for the project, “National Diagnostic of the Functionality of Fisherfolk Organisations in Trinidad and Tobago”.
This project was carried out in support of the Project on the Sustainable Management of Bycatch in Latin America and Caribbean Bottom Trawl Fisheries (REBYC-II LAC) and implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Reduction.
The project was facilitated by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Marine Laboratory and the University of the West Indies Centre of Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES).
CANARI, as the in-country project lead, worked closely with other local partners such as the Fisheries Division of Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad and Tobago United Fisherfolk organisation (TTUF) and Future Fishers for the implementation of the Trinidad and Tobago component of this project. See project brief here.
The overall goal of the project was to understand the self-governance capacity of small-scale fishing organisations by characterising and evaluating existing institutional arrangements of the small-scale fisheries sector and identifying areas for support and strengthening capacity.
For more information, contact Neema Ramlogan, Technical Officer at [email protected]