Fisherfolk Skills Enhancement – St. Kitts and Nevis

Country St. Kitts and Nevis

Approved

October 16, 2013
Programme
BNTF 7
Overview

This sub-project will add value to the fish caught in the waters of St. Kitts.  Fisher folk are aware that if their catch is properly processed the problem with storage will be substantially reduced.

The fisher folk lacked processing skills and made a request to the BNTF Office for training in fish processing.  Such training will empower the fisher folk to provide customers with the service and finished products being demanded.  

10 men, 6 women and 5 youth will benefit from training in scaling, gutting, filleting, deboning and packaging of fish.  Food safety will be a critical component of the training offered.

 Objectives

The key objectives the project are:

  • To produce, through community participation, high value fish products for the market.
  • To provide employment opportunities for relatives of fisher folks.
  • To add value to fish catch and increase income for fisher folks.
Benefits

Planned outcomes:

  • reduction to the high food import bill on fish products;
  • contribution to improved food security;
  • contribution to healthy eating; and
  • contribution to poverty alleviation for fisher folks and their families.