National Fishermen’s Producers Cooperative Society Ltd opens branch on the island
The National Fishermen’s Producers Cooperative Society Limited now has an office in San Pedro Town. The new branch opened its door for business at the beginning of September and they are moving swiftly to train their staff on the island so as to begin purchasing products from the local fishermen.
The opening of a San Pedro outlet is welcome news for the local fishermen, because since the closure of the island’s Caribeña Producers Cooperative, they have been forced to find alternate options to sell their fishing product (sometimes traveling to the city). The Belize City based cooperative has a long history of working with local fishermen, since the products of the defunct Caribeña Producers Cooperative were processed by the National Fishermen Producers Cooperative Society Limited.
The small outlet is located on Pelican Street in the downtown area and is opened for business during regular working hours which are from 8AM to 12 midday and 1PM to 5PM.