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Grenada’s Fishing Vessel Captain’s Training Program

Six fishing districts (i.e. St. George, St. John, St. Mark, St. Andrew, St. Patrick and Carriacou and Petite Martinique) - Grenada, 27/07/2020 - 20/11/2020

The Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF) at St. George’s University in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Resilience, Environment, Forestry, Fisheries and Disaster Management of Grenada implemented a Captain’s Training programme under the FAO-GEF “Climate Change Adaptation of the fisheries sector in the Eastern Caribbean (CC4FISH) Project”.

The training programme successfully completed fourteen one-week captains training courses during the period July to November 2020. A total of 301 fishers, including 9 females, graduated at the end of the program with a Level 1 and Level 11 Captain’s Permit.

The courses covered 12 modules including; maritime rules of the road, navigation, conflict resolution, global positions systems, seamanship and boat handling, VHF communication, Safety at sea, distress procedures/search and rescue, first aid, marine conservation, fisheries regulations and outboard engine care and maintenance.

Each fisher received a certificate of participation, a Captains’ Permit and a new VHF Radio with GPS upon completion of the program. The course was coordinated by Mr. Roland Baldeo of WINDREF.