One of the local organisations serving the interest of fishermen in Antigua and
Barbuda has received a financial grant from the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
to boost its administrative capabilities.
A statement from the Antigua and Barbuda Fishermen’s Co-operative Society
noted that it received assistance from the PRC. “The grant was a testament to the
strong friendship between the two nations and was a much-needed boost to the Co-
operative's efforts to improve its members’ social and economic welfare,”
according to the statement.
The Antigua and Barbuda Fishermen’s Co-operative Society, with a membership of
over 270 people, is dedicated to promoting and improving the social and economic
welfare of its members by utilizing their collective financial resources to better
harvest and processing of seafood in an environmentally sustainable way. The
grant will be used to purchase equipment to improve the administration of the
cooperative’s secretariat in order to serve its members better.
“The grant was presented to the Co-operative by the Chinese Ambassador to
Antigua and Barbuda, Ambassador Zhang Yanling, who spoke of the importance of
the relationship between the two countries and the desire of China to support the
development of Antigua and Barbuda,” the statement added.
President of the Fishermen’s Co-operative Society, Sir Anderson M.E. Roberts,
expressed his gratitude and thanks for the financial support provided by the
Chinese government. He indicated that the grant will be used to purchase
equipment to improve the administrative capabilities of the secretariat to better
serve the membership of the cooperative.
In thanking the PRC, the Antigua and Barbuda Fishermen’s Co-operative Society
said the grant will have a lasting impact on the cooperative and the local fishing
communities it serves, allowing them to continue to organize, thrive, and grow in a
sustainable and environmentally responsible way.