CRFM and UNU-FTP Team up for Value Chain Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is teaming up again with the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP), Matís’ partner in the Farfish project, to hold a second value chain workshop, hoping to open doors to greater industry engagement than ever before and ultimately to maximize value from the fisheries resources harvested in the region.

At the invitation of the UNU-FTP, a CRFM team of three experts, Sharon Hutchinson from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus, Tullia Ible, Principal of the Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute (CFTDI) and Susan Singh-Renton, Deputy Executive Director of the CRFM Secretariat, joined their counterparts in Iceland on 26 February to discuss and plan a second Value Chain Workshop that is expected to take place towards the end of May 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The first Workshop was held in July 2016 in Suriname and was lauded a success in building value chain management awareness for senior fisheries officers in July 2016.

For the Workshop coming up in May 2018, CRFM and UNU-FTP hope to engage more players from the fishing industry, particularly fish processors who are already in business, and routinely deal with value chain challenges. The organizers are also striving to facilitate industry to industry exchanges on the region’s own lessons and best practices in value chain management.

The entire Press Release can be found on the CRFM Secretariat’s website at