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WELCOME TO THE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 Retail sales unit at the
SIDC Head Office
 Well stocked display freezer
 Happy customer receiving
purchased fish
 
 
 

SIDC Markets Tilapia 
  

The Chairman of the Board of Directors speaks about the Seafood Initiative of the Seafood Industry Development Company Ltd. (SIDC) and the Promotion of the Tilapia Industry to encourage the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to enjoy in this local delicacy.

Measuring the success of the SIDC Tilapia Marketing Initiative!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local Tilapia farmer shares his views on the SIDC's Tilapia Marketing Initiative.
 


 
 FELICITY CHARLIEVILLE FISHING ASSOCIATION
 

MEDIA RELEASE

31st July 2014: Countdown to the 3rd Annual FCFA Fishing Tournament begins!

The Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament on Sunday 31st August 2014 under the distinguished patronage of His Worship Gopaul Boodhan, Mayor of Chaguanas. The national community is invited to participate in this event which will be focused on the Gulf of Paria via Cunupia River, Cacandee Road, Felicity. For more information and registration details, please visit us on Facebook or call 389-7413. You may also email us at fcfa.tt@gmail.comClick here for full article...
 

Financial Empowerment Programme for Fishing Communities
 

Industry Development Officer, Omardath Maharaj, discusses SIDC's Financial Empowerment Programme for Fishing Communities on the TV6 Morning Edition.


May
aro, Ortoire and Guayaguayare Money Management Awareness Session
Mayaro Civic Centre
Sunday 20th July, 2014

Over 150 persons would have benefited from this intervention. For further information please contact Omardath Maharaj (683-1173) or follow us on Facebook.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
  Financial Empowerment Programme for
Fishing Communities

 
 
La Fillete and Blanchisseuse Focus Group
Blanchisseuse Primary School
Sunday 27th July, 2014
 
 
 
 
Approximately fifty (50) persons representing the community participated in this event. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
FISH FEED INITIATIVE: IMPORTATION AND SALE OF TILAPIA FEED
 
The Seafood Industry Development Company Limited has supported aquaculture initiatives of the Ministry of Food Production in Tilapia Farming in a number of significant ways.

One major contribution is the importation of a good quality and reasonably-priced tilapia feed made available to tilapia farmers. This tilapia feed is regularly imported and stored at the SIDC’s compound in Charlieville in an air-conditioned insulated shipping container under strict bio-secure protocols. The pelleted tilapia ration is a high quality fish feed at significantly reduced costs compared to other feeds and comes in a variety of pellet sizes including 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and above, as well as high protein powder and crumble rations. Crude protein content ranges from 45% to 32%. Tilapia farmers have been able to get fresh supplies of feed on demand.
(Click on thumbnails for exploded images of feed)
   
 


FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMME FOR FISHING COMMUNITIES

The SIDC as part of its Capacity Development Programme initiated a project, “Financial Literacy Programme for Fishing Communities” in collaboration with the Central Bank’s National Financial Literacy Programme. The first training session on Money Management was conducted for the Felicity/Charlieville and Blue River/Bamboo/Cunupia fishing communities on Sunday 23rd March, 2013 at the Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena.

The SIDC recognizes the importance of wealth creation in fishing communities as a means of socio-economic development for residents and supports the formation of sustainable and profitable community-based business enterprises (CBBEs) which will contribute towards employment opportunities, income generation and poverty reduction for stakeholders in fishing communities.
 
Below: Some photos taken at the Financial Literacy Programme for Fishing Communities held on Mar-23-2014



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

    ICING BEST PRACTICES


This ICE IT video, provides useful information on the proper handling, purchasing and storage of seafood. A must see for consumers, seafood vendors and the like. Contact our Quality Assurance Department for more information.



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