Madame Speaker, I rise to provide an update on the state of the combined fishing and farming industry. Following a series of public consultations that the Premier and his team conducted after the hurricanes, a number of issues were identified in the fishing and farming communities.
The public is invited to attend the annual Fisherman’s Day activities at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island, scheduled for Friday, June 30.
The annual fishing tournament starts at 4:00 a.m. From 10:00 a.m. onwards there will be several activities and events for all ages, including the judging of the fishing tournament, solider crab races and free health screening. Food vendors will be present and entertainment will be provided by local DJs and Showtime Band.
Fisherfolk and other interested persons are invited to a series of consultations to be hosted by the Ministry Natural Resources and Labour and the Conservation and Fisheries Department on the following dates.