Beyond the Blue – From the ocean to our tables
To recognise the contributions of small-scale or artisanal fishers and fish workers to food security, livelihoods and conservation of our ocean and marine resources. It is hoped that this initiative will help the population understand the overall significance of the fisheries sector and expand their knowledge of marine environmental issues.
About Beyond the Blue
The fisheries sector is essentially one of the oldest activities within the Blue Economy. It provides healthy and nutritious food and livelihoods for many. Around the globe, over 3 billion people depend on the ocean for their livelihood. And here in Trinidad and Tobago, many of us depend on the ocean for our livelihoods too. There are as many as 6000 registered fishers and around forty to fifty thousand people involved in fishing or other fish-related activity such as net mending, itinerant sales, fish farming and more. And would you believe it, our fisheries sector earns Trinidad and Tobago as much as TTD70million annually?
It’s an exciting industry. Join us and learn more about how the industry works, the people in it, and discover how your seafood makes it from the Ocean to our Tables.
This year the Republic Bank’s Power to Make a Difference Programme sponsors the 2022 Beyond the Blue: From the Ocean to our Tables, a celebration of our artisanal fishers and fish farmers, and the industry as a whole in recognition of the UN International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Listen to our audio clips, view our videos and students nine to nineteen can take our quiz for a chance to win some very exciting electronic prizes.
Giving Voice to T&T Fishers & Workers
Using bamboo for crab catching
The role of fishers in Natural Resource Management and Sustainable use of Marine and Aquatic Biodiversity
Marketing Local Catch
The Voice of a T&T Fisher
Overview of Global Fisheries
Listen to the Broadcast
Cultivation of saltwater fish or mariculture
How longline vessels play an essential part in our fishing industry
Challenges face in fishing in the Guayaguayare area
An interview with fisherwoman, Ms. Bernadette Fonrose of Guayaguayare
Tobago Fisheries, the role of TADCO
Value Add Fisheries and Natural Resource Management
Fishing Associations and their role in the sector
Fishers and Natural Resource Management
Fisheries and Export Potential
Overview of Local Fisheries
A Day in the Life of Artisanal Fisher in Trinidad and Tobago
Overview of Global Fisheries
Take the quiz and win!
How much do you know about our local fishing industry and its importance to the national economy? Take this pre-campaign quiz for a chance to win many electronic and other great prizes. Tune in every week to Gem Radio I95.5 FM on Tuesday mornings from 7:20 and to Radio Tambrin Tobago on Thursday mornings from 10:30. Take another quiz at the end of the campaign in December and see how much you have learned.
Beyond the Blue is proudly sponsored by Republic Bank Limited