About Us

unvailing of the Official Office location of BARNUFO


The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) is a secondary, or

umbrella, fishing industry organization for its primary members. It is not a trade union, but an alliance or federation. BARNUFO’s objective, according to the written constitution, is to fulfil the requirements of its member fisherfolk organizations with a view to improving their socio-economic conditions based on sustainable development of fisheries. “From the Hook to the Cook”. 

The body was officially formed on 9th March 1999 when it replaced an informal fisherfolk organization coordinating council. Both bodies were outputs of the Fisheries Division’s Fisherfolk Organization Development Project. The members of BARNUFO are the primary Fisherfolk organizations of Barbados, not the individuals in the industry, although a constitutional reform to allow individual membership is being considered. 

Two persons can be selected from each primary member organization to be representatives in BARNUFO. The representatives elect Directors at annual general meetings. The strategic directions for BARNUFO currently and in the future are:

♦ Building human and financial capital

♦ Strengthening BARNUFO through networking

♦ Fostering partnerships between government and the industry

Our Vision

To improve the socio- economic conditions of fisherfolk through the sustainable development of fisheries.

Members of BARNUFO

Central Fish Processors Association           Oistins Fisherfolk association

Weston Fisherfolk Association                       Small Boat Owners Association

Paynes Bay Fisherfolk Association                  Boat Owners and Fishers Association

Sandpit Fisherfolk Association 

Fish Processing Demonstration

 Processing Hall (PH) operations area of the CFPA. 

Strengthening BARNUFO through networking

 The current and future interests of stakeholders in the Fishing Industry 


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Contact Us

The Fisheries Division Building

Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown, St. Michael. BARBADOS, West Indies


If you have any questions, please fill out the form below and we will respond to you at the earliest.

1 (246) 426-5189


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Email: barnufo@caribsurf.com

Email: info@barnufo.org