Den­nery Fish­er­men’s Co-op­er­a­tive Comes to Aid of Mem­bers

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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