Marine Extractive Users Workshop, Tobago

During development of a Conservation Objective Statement for the proposed north-east Tobago marine pilot protected area, a concern was expressed about harvesting pressure on the near-shore fishery at the site.  Members of the Tobago Subcommittee surmised that this fishing pressure was directly linked to the inability of most fisher folk to access credit to get suitable equipment to fish further offshore.

To address this issue, a one-day workshop focused on the building of financial management skills of fisher folk was conceptualized.  This workshop was offered to fisher folk from communities extending from Castara to Roxborough, and was held on two occasions, in March and July 2018.  A report on the workshops is provided at this link.