Speargun Fishing Is Strictly Prohibited

Monday, 25 May 2020 - 10:39am

The public is notified that scuba diving and spearfishing for marine animals such as turtles, whelks, conchs, lobsters or any other marine species and products is prohibited.

Registration Ends May 1 For Backyard Garden Competition

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 3:44pm

Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley said maintaining a backyard garden is a fun and healthy way of feeding one’s self.

Community Shares Photos From Home Gardens

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 2:18pm

Persons in the community who have joined the Backyard Garden Competition are sharing their beginning photos on Facebook. Backyard gardener, Vanzkie Devenecia shared this photo of okra growing.

Local Seafood Available For Purchase

Friday, 24 April 2020 - 10:35pm

The public can now access fresh local seafood from fisher folk throughout the Territory. 

Fresh Seafood Available For Delivery

Friday, 24 April 2020 - 5:01pm

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has announced that local fishers are now offering fresh seafood for delivery.

Approved Fishers Permitted To Fish And Sell

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - 7:46am

The public is informed that all licenced commercial fishers who have been approved by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries are permitted to fish and do deliveries during the extended curfew.

Commercial Fishers And Farmers To Ensure Business Is Regularised

Friday, 17 April 2020 - 7:38pm

Commercial fishers and farmers are encouraged to contact the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs to ensure that their businesses are regularised.

Backyard Garden Competition To Enhance Network Of Farmers

Friday, 17 April 2020 - 3:49pm

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will be hosting a backyard garden competition to help to enhance the network of small farmers within the Territory.

Rapid Response Fishing And Farming Programme Launched

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 4:18pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has launched its Rapid Response Fishing and Farming Production Programme to assist fishers and residents who are engaged in farming in backyards, containers and on lands.

Abattoir To Close March 26

Monday, 23 March 2020 - 2:49pm

The public is notified that the Abattoir at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will be closed from Thursday, March 26 to allow for routine maintenance of the equipment and chill box.