The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is a Department under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

The aim of the Department is to ensure that food is safe, nutritionally sound, produced and harvested in an environmentally sustainable manner that builds resilience to internal and external shocks while contributing to economic growth, social well-being and protection of the natural environment. 



To be the key agency in the Virgin Islands for food security through the regulation of the agricultural and fisheries sectors to safeguard the sustainability and safety of the Territory’s food supply.



To enable sustainable production, harvest and supply of safe, high quality food to all consumers within the Territory of the Virgin Islands. 


Our Values

We share the ethical values of the Virgin Islands Public Service, and pledge to be:

  •  Committed - Striving to give our best to every task.
  •  Responsive - Responding effectively to the needs of our clients.
  •  Supportive - Upholding all that is valid or right, giving emotional and moral support to clients and staff.
  •  Respectful - Showing courtesy, consideration, and deference for our clients’ requests.
  •  Open - Being accessible to all clients and staff.
  •  Diligent - Serving our clients with professionalism in a practical, conscientious, rigorous, and timely manner.
  •  Honest - Behaving ethically with integrity, loyalty and candour.

Units within the Department

  • Administration Unit
  • Fisheries Unit
  • Crops Unit
  • Livestock Unit
  • Veterinary Unit
  • Abattoir Unit


Department Contact Information

To make contact with Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, see below for contact information:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Paraquita Bay,
Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) VG1120

Business Hours:

General Office - Paraquita Bay and Virgin Gorda - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abattoir - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Airport - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Email Address:,

General Office (Paraquita Bay) - 1(284) 468-6123/6124
Veterinary Unit  - 1 (284) 468 - 6197
Virgin Gorda Office - 1(284) 468-6506/6507
Airport Office - 1(284) 468-6449