The Conservation and Fisheries Department is a department under the Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour of the Government of the Virgin Islands, which seeks to manage the natural resources of the British Virgin Islands in a sustainable manner. It was formed specifically to address the growing environmental stresses that the British Virgin Islands are experiencing. The Department is responsible for all aspects of Natural Resources Management and is divided into five functional divisions each focusing on a particular aspect.

Our Vision

We envision an environment that is well managed, protected and preserved to maintain the unique ecological features and natural beauty of the British Virgin Islands, through a legal framework that promotes the rational, efficient and sustainable utilization of these resources in harmony with economic development, indigenous culture and recreation.

Our Mission

We will seek to ensure that the environment, the Fishing Industry and the resource base on which they depend are managed in a sustainable manner for the greatest possible benefit of the people of the British Virgin Islands.

Our Values

We share the ethical values of the British 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.

Department Contact Information

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

Department of Conservation and Fisheries

P.O. Box 3323
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier  : 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone:1(284) 468-2700
Fax:1(284) 468-2781