About Us

The Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute was established in 1974 as a regional venture between the Governments of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana.

In 1983 Barbados and Guyana opted out of the arrangement and the Institute although operating as a national Institute under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries has continued to serve the region.

Nestled in the lush Chaguaramas Valley, the Institute is located on two compounds


– The Administrative and Support Services are located on the Western Main Road, Chaguaramas


– The Training Centre (familiarly called the Netshed) is located at 1st Avenue South, Chaguaramas.

This is a seafront property that provides a jetty and berthing area for our vessels. The Fish Processing Unit, Marine Engineering Department and several classrooms also occupy this location.