Lao Cai Provincial Cooperative Alliance was established in 1996. The unit has the following functions and tasks: Participating in the development and implementation of strategies, plans, programs for development of collective economy in the province. Gathering opinions and needs of LCPCA’s members to recommend and propose to the provincial Party Committee, the People’s Council, the […]
The Cua Lo beach in northern Vietnam, where the Lam River joins the South China Sea, is home to the Song Lam cooperative, which provides invaluable services to local fishermen like supplying petrol and diesel, repairing vessels, running training courses and purchasing and processing the catch. A member of the Nghe An Cooperative Provincial Alliance, […]
The Song Lam cooperative provides general fisheries services and processing. Set up in 1971, the cooperative’s main activties relate to manufacturing, business services, and community development.
India’s long coastline and rich inland waters means that fishing is a major industry in the country, with over 14 million people involved in fishing and aquaculture. Fishing communities, however, are among the weakest in society, suffering from illiteracy, poverty and lack of knowledge about technology. Many fishermen are exploited by middlemen, but cooperatives can […]
The National Federation of Fishermens Cooperatives Ltd. (FISHCOPFED) is a national level federation of fisheries cooperatives and the apex institution of Indian Fisheries Cooperative Movement. Its Motto is to promote and develop the fishery cooperative movement in India, to educate, guide and assist fishers in their efforts to build up and expand the fishery cooperative […]
Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) believes in cooperation: Co-operation is very important within the rural communities and fundamental to the local culture where our members choose to live and work. Whilst many businesses are focused purely on profit, our members exist to provide long-term, sustainable employment within a friendly, local environment. Moral values, integrity and […]
A group of mussel and oyster farmers in the Highlands & Islands and Shetland formed the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group in 1992 to develop UK sales and introduce added value products. Turnover has grown consistently to £11 million in 2010/11, and the product range is available in leading supermarkets.
The ICFO contributes toward improving the living standards of fishermen and developing fisheries cooperatives in each of the ICFO member countries through conducting research and study on various problems concerning fisheries cooperative organizations, and promoting a better mutual understanding and economic cooperation among fisheries cooperatives.