BARNUFO is a national level body originally comprising only primary (local) level site-based fisherfolk groups in Barbados, but now open to individuals. BARNUFO is also a member of the regional Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations.
BARNUFO’s objective, according to the written constitution, is to fulfill the requirements of its member Fisher-folk organizations with a view to improving their socio-economic conditions based on sustainable development of fisheries. “From the Hook to the Cook”.
The strategic directions for BARNUFO currently and in the future are:
FULL MEMBERS are fisherfolk organizations in Barbados that are entitled to vote at meetings through delegates who can hold any post on the board of directors. You can buy it now for your future use.
Fish Handling Training
Each year we provide training for our fisherfolk to help expand their capacity. We also work with other organizations and institutions to provide workshops throughout the year for our fisherfolk in the industry.
Our training includes but is not limited to:
The local fishing industry is of great economic and social importance to the country and people of Barbados. During the past 60 years, the fishing industry has made tremendous strides to become an area of significant economic activity with several types of vibrant small businesses. These businesses include fish processing, fish retailing and wholesaling, boat building, fish export and fish distribution.
These businesses provide employment and income for an estimated 6,000 persons directly and indirectly, many of whom are self-employed. The industry is also an avenue for earning vital foreign exchange through fish exports, in addition to being a major contributor to local food security.
CENTRAL FISH PROCESSORS
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