15 graduate small seafood business training

15 graduate small seafood business training

By Semi Turaga
Friday 26/06/2020

Fifteen ocean artisans, seafood entrepreneurs, seaweed, and aquaculture farmers have become the first graduates of a two weeks training program targetted at helping people establish and operate a small seafood business.

They graduated at the USP TAFE Campus in Walu Bay today with a micro-qualification in Establishing and Operating a Small Seafood Business through the USP Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Project.

There are 10 graduates from Fiji and one from the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Micronesia, and two from Kiribati.

USP Vice-Chancellor Pal Ahluwalia says despite the border closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have managed to have representation as one region of Pacific Ocean Custodians.

He hopes all participants will take further the knowledge and skills they have acquired over the past two weeks and apply it towards improving their respective seafood business.

Ahluwalia says this training is even more timely in the current economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He says it is even more timely in the current economic impacts of the COVID-19.

Ahluwalia says it is pleasing to see that the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Project is a beacon of light in providing opportunities for communities to equip them with practical skills towards poverty alleviation and self-sufficiency.

The USP Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Project is supported by the European Union and Sweden.

The funding is 45 million euros.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
SODELPA spectacle
With SODELPA going through changes and opposition within the party, we give you all the stories that covered these ...
21 hours ago

USP Saga
All the build-up and stories as the USP Saga ...
1 day ago

Fiji's approach to deal with effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As Fiji battles against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and organisations have come forward to lend a helping ...
65 days ago
USP Council resolves to release BDO Report to Council members only
The USP Council has resolved that the BDO Report be released to Council members only. The Council is now in recess and will reconvene on Wednesday,...
17 hours ago
Fiji included in UK quarantine free list for arrivals
Fiji has been included in the United Kingdom's quarantine free list for arrivals. This means people travelling from Fiji will not have to ...
34 minutes ago

Applications for Social Welfare Scheme to re-open in August
People who wish to apply for the Social Welfare Scheme will have to wait until August as the Department of Social Welfare is currently reviewing ...
41 minutes ago

37 curfew breaches last night with most found drunk in public places
37 people were arrested for breaching the curfew last night and 19 of those arrested were allegedly found drunk in public places. Police ...
2 hours ago

130 children assisted with mobility devices by Frank Hilton Organisation
130 children have been assisted with mobility devices by the Frank Hilton Organisation. The organisation received 70 pediatric wheelchairs and 30 ...
4 hours ago

England unlocks travel with 59 countries - but not the US
England has unlocked travel to and from 59 countries by lifting quarantine requirements, but visitors from the United States will still be subject to ...
4 hours ago