The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) is a secondary, or
umbrella, fishing industry organization for its primary members. It is not a trade union, but an alliance or federation. BARNUFO’s objective, according to the written constitution, is to fulfil the requirements of its member fisherfolk organizations with a view to improving their socio-economic conditions based on sustainable development of fisheries. “From the Hook to the Cook”.
The body was officially formed on 9th March 1999 when it replaced an informal fisherfolk organization coordinating council. Both bodies were outputs of the Fisheries Division’s Fisherfolk Organization Development Project. The members of BARNUFO are the primary Fisherfolk organizations of Barbados, not the individuals in the industry, although a constitutional reform to allow individual membership is being considered.
Two persons can be selected from each primary member organization to be representatives in BARNUFO. The representatives elect Directors at annual general meetings. The strategic directions for BARNUFO currently and in the future are:
♦ Building human and financial capital
♦ Strengthening BARNUFO through networking
♦ Fostering partnerships between government and the industry
To improve the socio- economic conditions of fisherfolk through the sustainable development of fisheries.
Members of BARNUFO
Central Fish Processors Association Oistins Fisherfolk association
Weston Fisherfolk Association Small Boat Owners Association
Paynes Bay Fisherfolk Association Boat Owners and Fishers Association
Sandpit Fisherfolk Association
Processing Hall (PH) operations area of the CFPA.
The current and future interests of stakeholders in the Fishing Industry
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