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 Retail sales unit at the
SIDC Head Office
 Well stocked display freezer
 Happy customer receiving
purchased fish
It is with deep regret that the Seafood Industry Development Company Limited announces the passing of our beloved former Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Doon Ramsaroop, who departed this life on Saturday March 19th  2016.

Dr. Ramsaroop was one of the key members of the committee that developed the framework for the formation of the SIDC, which later became operational in 2007. He had a successful
 career spanning both the public and private sectors having been a Fisheries Officer with the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Deputy Director at the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) and an Entrepreneur in the seafood sector for over 18 years. He also had the distinction of being the first local to obtain a PHD in Marine Biology and the first local Director at the IMA. In his capacity as CEO of the SIDC, he was instrumental in providing support for the further development of the Aquaculture Sector in T&T.

Dr. Ramsaroop retired in 2014 from the SIDC and has been greatly missed since.  He was a friend and mentor to many.

On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the SIDC, we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family during this difficult time.

SIDC launches its Indoor Marine Shrimp Farming Facility
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SIDC participates in the CARIRI Fiery Food Competition

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Chairman of SIDC, Brian Baig on Wintv's morning show promoting SIDC's initiatives


Seafood Safety Awareness Programme for Fishing Communities
A Seafood Safety Awareness Session was delivered for the fishing communities of Bamboo, Blue River and Cunupia on Friday 1st May, 2015 at the Bamboo Masjid.

Seafood Safety Awareness

As part of the Capacity Building & Training component of Project 5-Zero within the North Coast Growth Pole, the SIDC has developed a Seafood Safety Awareness Programme for Fishing Communities. On Monday 23 March 2015 the first of which was delivered for the Maracas and Las Cuevas fishing communities.

Ministry of Food Production's launch of "TT Tilapia"



SIDC presents hampers as part of its Christmas 2014 Food Drive.

SIDC Board Members at the Claxton Bay Processing Plant observing the skilled staff filleting Tilapia.

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.



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 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.

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. 

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)


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




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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