Several Fisherfolk in the Grenadines, mainly from Union Island and Mayreau received certificates on Saturday, after completing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HCCP) training program.
The training was conducted by Sustainable Grenadines (SusGren) on July 26th and 27th.
The sessions focused on the potential effects of harvesting and handling of products, on-board vessel handling activities, and the safety and suitability of fish, shellfish and their products.
The two-day workshop was facilitated by Alisa Martin and Cylena Andrews from the Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Rural Transformation.
The eighteen participants were yesterday presented with their certificates, as well as ice coolers to be used during their daily fishing activities.
Funding for the training was provided by USAID as part of the Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program (CMBP), led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC).