Minister responsible for cooperatives, Ms. Catherine Danields met members of the St. Peters fisheries cooperative at the fisheries complex in Bioche. She was accompanied by Registrar of Cooperatives, Ms. Mariet Caniville, Acting chief fisheries officer Mr. Riviere Sebastien and fisheries officer Mr. Norman Norris. The visit was organized to address the concerns of the fisher folks and to encourage none member to be part of the society. The minister stressed the importance of the fishing industry to Dominica and its potential for creating sustainable jobs for the people of the area and beyond. The minister urged the fisher men to work cooperatively to reap the benefits of their cooperative. The fisher folks were motivated to get more women involved and to take an active role in the cooperative fishing business.