Fisheries Value Chain Management Workshop 2018

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Fisheries Value Chain Management Workshop 2018

For fishing industry and governmental people


2018 (3 days)


Trinidad and Tobago

Participants Men Women Total
Antigua and Barbuda 1 1
Barbados 1 1
Belize 1 1
Dominica 1 1
Grenada 1 1
Guyana 2 1 3
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 1
Saint Lucia 1 1
Montserrat 1 1
Suriname 1 1
Turks and Caicos Islands 2 2
Trinidad and Tobago 5 5 10
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 1 2
15 11 26

UNU Representatives

  • Ogmundur Knutsson
  • Dadi Mar Kristofersson
  • Thor Asgeirsson

General topics

  • Fisheries Policy and Management


  • Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
  • University of the West Indies

Target group

Fisheries public administration and fishing industry


Value chains can ensure that the economic and social benefits   from   the   resources   are  optimized   at   all   operational   levels,   and   that the investments and also risks of production are shared among a range of participants along the chain. An effective value chain will link supply and demand and connect fishers and fish farmers to both domestic and international markets, thus providing them with critical information, support and services and enabling them to achieve economies of scale and enhanced profitability for the whole chain. With an effective value chain and supply chain, buyers and consumers can also be confident of having regular streams of reliable, safe and good quality fish and fishery products.

This workshop is meant to further strengthen the concept of Value Chain in the Caribbean fisheries and is a follow-up on the first course on Value Chain held in Surinam in 2017. This workshop focused on "How to" and the next steps in identifying and managing Value Chain possibilities in the Caribbean. The target group was the industry and the fisheries administraion.

The objective of the Workshop is to strengthen industry knowledge and capacity to apply an effective value chain approach so as to unlock the full benefits of their enterprises. Specifically, the Workshop will include lectures, case studies and group work under the following three key themes:

i.   The Power of the Value Chain (Creating Value).

ii.  Market Intelligence for More Value (Adding Value).

iii. Strong Links in a Strong Value Chain.

The Workshop is designed to generate the following outputs.

 i.     Training material developed and compiled for dissemination to participants.

 ii.    Trained small and medium-scale seafood processors together with associated public sector counterparts, in applying the value chain approach.

 iii.   Training workshop report, including workshop evaluation report.

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