Fisheries: Sea Egg Ban Under Review

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The possibility of a sea egg season is still to be decided by officials. Chief Fisheries Officer at the Fisheries Division, Stephen Willoughby, said officials were presently reviewing the results from the annual survey of sea eggs. “We will make a decision soon as to whether or not there would be a sea egg season this year,” he said. There …

Remove Derelict And Abandoned Boats!

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Remove your boats! That is the advice from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in conjunction with the Fisheries Division, to boat owners whose vessels have been left at boatyards and other areas across the island. This comes as the Ministry is preparing to serve notice on boat owners to remove their vessels under Phase One of the Removal and …

Minister Humphrey: Derelict Boats Must Go

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The days of derelict fishing boats taking up space at markets across Barbados are numbered. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, made it clear that the vessels must be removed during a Meet the Minister forum at the Fisheries Division last Saturday. Mr. Humphrey told the fishermen and boat owners in attendance that he was prepared …

Ministry Humphrey Calls Fish Markets To Order

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It will not be business as usual for those who want to ply their trade in the Barbados fishing industry. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, has outlined a plan of action to not only improve the physical appearance of the markets, but also the conduct and professionalism of those who ply their trade there. He …

Change in Governmental Divisions

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The public is asked to note that the Division of Fisheries now falls under the purview of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy, while the Division of Markets remains under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. Persons may contact the Division of Fisheries at 426-3745 or 426-5973. The Division of Markets’ Senior Superintendent may be reached at …

Marine Project A Boost For Barbados

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbados’ Fisheries Division is playing a critical role in the implementation of a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) marine-based funded project that targets three countries within the region – Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica. This was revealed by Chief Fisheries Officer, Stephen Willoughby, following the close of a two-day workshop sponsored recently by UNCTAD at the Fisheries …

Barbados Lauded For Blue Economy Ministry

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s inclusion of a Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy within her administration has been lauded by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Legal Officer with that entity, David Vivas Eugui, recently praised the introduction of the Ministry as he spoke to the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) on the involvement …