This training course provides an alternative approach to the vending of fish as well as providing pertinent information to supermarket operators for the handling and storage of fish and fishery products.


The aim or objective of this course is to offer an alternative approach to the vending of fish.

Target group/s

This course is recommended for Fish Vendors, Fish-shop Managers and Employees, Fisheries Extension Personnel, Supermarket Managers and Employees.

Duration & Delivery

The duration of this course is two (2) days and consists of 15 contact hours. Delivery takes the form of lectures; collaborative activities; evaluation exercises, plant visits and processing practicum.




  • A review of the various fish species and products used in the trade in Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Fish and Fishery Products Spoilage and Measures of Control.
  • Handling and Storage Practices for Fish.
  • Managing the Seafood Counter.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for course to be considered


Attained a minimum age of 17 years

Basic Skills

Basic Literacy skills


Two (2) form of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)

One (1) Passport sized photograph (Photos must have white background).

Additional Requirements

Module 101-Fin Fish Handling and Processing is the foundation course and is a pre-requisite.

No allergic reactions to fish.

Steps To Follow

1 - Gather Documents

Gather required documents and get scanned copies of each document.

  1. Two (2) forms of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)
  2. One (1) Passport sized photograph (Photos must have white background). You can do a selfie shot.
  3. For the course Basic Training a valid Medical Form
  4. For those that are upgrading or re-validating require a valid Basic Training Certificate 
  5. See list of courses that require a valid Basic Training Certificate to be submitted

2 - Register

Register online or bring your documents and register at the office.

3 - Wait for Contact

Once your application is completed and approved, an officer will contact you regarding attending the class

4 - Make Payment

Once your registration has been approved, you will be given instructions on making a payment.

5 - Attend Scheduled Class

Attend all the scheduled classes and pass exams

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to take courses at CFTDI?

You can apply online, call or come in to our offices for information.

Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute

Western Main Road, Chaguaramas,

Trinidad, W.I.

Telephone: (868) 634-4276/1635


How are classes delivered?

Courses are delivered via blended learning. Practical classes are taught physically on location at the institute and theory classes are provided online.

Do I have to be a national of Trinidad and Tobago?

No. Once you meet the basic requirements for entry you will be able to qualify.

Is there parking available for students on the campus?

Yes and parking is free.

"Providing Training in the Maritime & Fishing Industry"

An Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.