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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.

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Giving Voice to T&T Fishers & Workers

EPISODE 13

Using bamboo for crab catching

EPISODE 4

The role of fishers in Natural Resource Management and Sustainable use of Marine and Aquatic Biodiversity

EPISODE 3

Marketing Local Catch

EPISODE 2

The Voice of a T&T Fisher

EPISODE 1

Overview of Global Fisheries

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Fisher with big catch

Fisher with big catch

Coastal Erosion

Coastal Erosion

Pirogues at sea

Pirogues at sea

Sunset

Sunset

Fishers on beach with fresh catch

Fishers on beach with fresh catch

Fisher cleans and cuts fish

Fisher cleans and cuts fish

Fisher works on fishing net as IMA photographer shoots

Fisher works on fishing net as IMA photographer shoots

Fishers on boat

Fishers on boat

Matelot, Toco and Cumana

Matelot, Toco and Cumana

School of fish

School of fish

Fish on net

Fish on net

Fisherman and fish on boat

Fisherman and fish on boat

Red fish

Red fish

School of fish

School of fish

Fisher works on fishing net

Fisher works on fishing net

Listen to the Broadcast

EPISODE 12

Cultivation of saltwater fish or mariculture

EPISODE 11

How longline vessels play an essential part in our fishing industry

EPISODE 10

Challenges face in fishing in the Guayaguayare area

EPISODE 9

An interview with fisherwoman, Ms. Bernadette Fonrose of Guayaguayare

EPISODE 8

Tobago Fisheries, the role of TADCO

EPISODE 7

Value Add Fisheries and Natural Resource Management

EPISODE 6

Fishing Associations and their role in the sector

EPISODE 5

Fishers and Natural Resource Management

EPISODE 4

Fisheries and Export Potential

EPISODE 3

Overview of Local Fisheries

EPISODE 2

A Day in the Life of Artisanal Fisher in Trinidad and Tobago

EPISODE 1

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

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Beyond the Blue is brought to you by Republic Bank Limited