Port of Spain, August 14, 2023 From July 19-21, four fisherfolk representatives and one representative from the Virgin Islands’ Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DOAF) participated in a three-day fisherfolk peer learning exchange to Barbados.

The exchange, which was hosted by the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisation (BARNUFO) with the kind support of the Barbados Fisheries Division, allowed the participants to engage with a functioning umbrella fisherfolk organisation in Barbados and learn how they are involved in fisheries management and decision making. Participants were also exposed to learning opportunities on topics such as stewardship, gender in fisheries, fisherfolk leadership, sustainable fisheries and application of innovative fishing technology. Sessions were facilitated by the Barbados Fisheries Division, Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Morgan’s Fish House Inc., Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies of the University of the West Indies (UWI-CERMES), Central Fish Processors Association and fisherfolk at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, Weston, Pile Bay, and Oistins Landing Sites.

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