|The Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute (CFTDI) developed a new Strategic Plan for the period 2010 to 2014, in linewith Pillar 5 of the government’s vision for a more diversified, knowledge intensive economy – building on the native genius of our people. The new plan shall serve to guide the organisation in a direction that would allow it to assume an expanded role in “the creation of an enabling environment for the sustainable use of the fisheries resources of Trinidad and Tobago” (Vision 2020).
As catch size decreases and the price for this product continues to increase, the CFTDI’s role in development and retraining of the human resources has now become critical to the survival of the local industry. The advent of new fishing technologies now means that the CFTDI must also be able to provide current training programs if the local industry is to remain viable and be able to compete with external market forces. The Institute also has a major role to play in the Government’s drive towards ensuring food security for the nation and in containing food prices.
Caribbean Fisheries Strategic Plan 2009 – 2013