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.
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
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