Fisheries Value Chain Management Workshop




Trinidad and Tobago (view on map)


29 17 12

A 3-day workshop on fisheries value chain management targeted to the fisheries public administration and fishing industry, in collaboration with Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and University of the West Indies.


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.



Ogmundur Knutsson

Directorate of Fisheries

Dadi Mar Kristofersson

Supervisor, Lecturer
Fisheries Policy and Management
University of Iceland

Thor Heiðar Ásgeirsson

Director, Staff



Britney Kasmiran

2016 | Six month training
Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing
MSc scholarship

Keegan Earl Slinger

2016 | Six month training
Policy and Planning
Trinidad and Tobago

Larique Desroy Devron Hackshaw

2015 | Six month training
Company Management
Antigua and Barbuda