Career Day School Visits

Career day presentations feature the exhibition of seafood technology courses, with a special emphasis on the appeal of processing value-added products and the significance of safety and safety training within the maritime industry. The six schools visited during the months September to December 2023 are ASJA boys, Egypt Village Government Primary School, Point Fortin Government… Continue reading Career Day School Visits

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JICA visit’s CFTDI

On Wednesday 29 November His Excellency Yutaka Matsubara, Ambassador of Japan, toured the Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute (CFTDI) Training Centre in Chaguaramas. He was accompanied by Mr. Atsushi Saga, First Secretary and other members of the Embassy’s Economic Cooperation Section. During his visit, Ambassador Matsubara met with Ms. Willa Guy-Straker, CFTDI Principal, Ms.… Continue reading JICA visit’s CFTDI

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Meet The Team: Danielle Sargeant, Cook I

Danielle is a longstanding member of the CFTDI family having been a part of the Institute since January 2010. She began her stint as a Cook I in the Catering Department however, she has transitioned into conducting lectures and practical training as part of the Fish Utilization Programme for Home Economic Teachers within the Seafood… Continue reading Meet The Team: Danielle Sargeant, Cook I

Where are they Now? Atiba Campbell, Marine Engineer

Author: Kerri Griffith, Training Assistant, Curriculum Development and Training Department Atiba Campbell, a Marine Engineer, is a past student of Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute where he successfully completed Proficiency in Survival Craft, Advanced Fire Fighting and Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch. These have helped him progress to his position of Engineer… Continue reading Where are they Now? Atiba Campbell, Marine Engineer

Maracas Bay: Fishing Village

Author: Kerri Griffith, Training Assistant, Curriculum Development and Training Department Maracas Bay is one of the major tourist attractions located in the Northern Range of Trinidad and Tobago. As tourists both domestic and international visit the area to gain access to the sun, sand and sea that is surrounded by lush and undulating mountains. At… Continue reading Maracas Bay: Fishing Village

Modernizing the Fisheries Management Legislative Framework in Trinidad and Tobago

The Fisheries Management Bill was introduced in Parliament in June 2020 after almost three decades of development. This Bill is intended to revolutionize and modernize fisheries management in Trinidad and Tobago by creating a robust legal basis for regulation of the fishing industry and management of the common property fisheries resources that belong to the… Continue reading Modernizing the Fisheries Management Legislative Framework in Trinidad and Tobago

Elma’S Secret

Elma’s Secret is a small fish processing business specializing in value-added fishery products. The business is owned and operated by Phillip Cox and his wife. Mr. Cox has been in the food industry for over 30 years serving up some of the best vegetarian food in Brooklyn, New York and Trinidad. The main product is… Continue reading Elma’S Secret

Career Day Diego Martin North Secondary School

Caribbean Fisheries training and Development Institute. Captain Wild and the students.

On September 26th, 2019 twenty-two students from the Diego Martin Secondary School visited the Institute accompanied by their Department Head and a Guidance Officer. During their visit, the students were exposed to possible career opportunities in the Fisheries and Maritime sectors using a mix of audio visual presentations, lectures and guided tours through the various… Continue reading Career Day Diego Martin North Secondary School

100% Caught by a Woman

Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams is a proud fisher woman from the North Coast community. She is the founder of “Successful Catches” which is a fish retail business. The company’s operations are situated on the Saddle road, Santa Cruz obliquely opposite the Cantaro Unipet Service Station (next to the Santa Cruz Health Centre) on weekdays and the Santa… Continue reading 100% Caught by a Woman