On Monday June 3rd Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute delivered a one day work shop entitled Safety at Sea for the Fishers of Cocorite and its surrounding environs. An earlier workshop on the same topic was also delivered on May 17th to the Fishers of the Carenage Fisher Folk Community at the Carenage Fishing Centre.
Given the recent number of accidents which have occurred at sea, in which Fishers had either been injured or had lost their lives, the Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute saw the need to offer this training to the Fishers whereby the Fishers would be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills so that they could either avoid an accident or they could manage an emergency at sea until help arrives.
The two workshops were well received by both groups. Additionally, the course Presenters were very pleased at the enthusiastic response they received from the participants from both communities.
Based on a request from the Fishers who attended the workshops, the Institute plans to schedule two practical training sessions in sea survival techniques.
Upcoming training for Fishers will include topics such as understanding the Collision Regulations and coastal navigation.
Today CFTDI participated in a Community Walk Show Case sponsored by BHP at BHP Building, Invaders Bay Tower, Port of Spain to showcase the community groups and NGOs whom BHP partners with and allow their staff and tenants of the building to interact and learn about the various projects and programmes they support. #CFTDI#BHP
From May 20th to 29th 2019, CFTDI conducted Basic Training for students of the Maritime Operations program at the Samuel Jackman Prescott Institute of Technology in Barbados. Staff of the Barbados Port who required revalidation of their existing certificates also participated.
The Fire Fighting module was conducted at the Barbados Fire Academy.
On May 28th 2019, the Principal, Ms. Tullia Ible, met at the office of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Barbados with FAO officials, Ms Iris Monnereau and Ms Yvette DieiOuadi and the Director of Fisheries in Barbados, Ms Joyce Leslie to discuss training programs to be delivered by CFTDI under the FAO’s CC4Fish program which deals with building the resilience of fishers in the Caribbean to manage the effects of climate change.
From left, Ms Monnereau, Ms Leslie and Ms DieiOuadi