Dennery Fishermen’s Co-operative Comes to Aid of Members
Established on 14th September, 1978 in the small fishing village of Dennery, the purpose of the Dennery Fishermen’s Co-operative has always been to cater to the needs of, and provide quality service and support to, fisher folk of the community. The Co-operative, presently under the Receiver Manager, the Dennery Community Credit Co-operative, has once again come to the aid of its members with the rehabilitation of the Dennery Fishing Complex’s landing bay.
According to the Operations Supervisor, Mrs. Agnita Thomas, “Many fishermen complained of the inability to land their daily catch and some even suffered financial hardship with damage to their boats and equipment due to the broken-down buffer at the landing site.” Mrs. Thomas further stated that since the complex was completed in February 1994, this landing bay rehabilitation marked the first major works on the site.
The project has brought much relief to fisher folk and they have also expressed their gratitude to their Co-operative for alleviating this major problem that they faced.
The Fishermen’s Cooperative and Community Credit Co-operative affirmed that this is only phase one of the Fishing Complex’s rehabilitation. The next major project will be the desilting of the complex.
The Dennery Fishing Complex recently received an upgrade which has brought relief to fishermen in the area.