BVI Plans To Grow Fisheries Sector Through CEFAS

Friday, 11 November 2016 - 11:52am

In strengthening and growing the fisheries sector into a full-fledged economic pillar, the Virgin Islands will soon engage the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) in the UK.

Go Fish! BVI Fishing Industry on the Rise

Friday, 7 October 2016 - 5:19pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is steadily moving forward to make fishing a third economic pillar and sustainable sector in the Territory with the launch of the Fisheries Advisory Committee.

Public Reminded Of Closed Season On Turtles

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 5:35pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is reminding the public, particularly the fishing and hospitality community that it is illegal to fish for, obtain or possess sea-turtle meat or bi-products.

Fisherfolk Invited To Annual Assembly

Friday, 6 May 2016 - 2:45pm

All fisherfolk are invited to a meeting at the Fishlock Hall, Botanical Gardens, on Monday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m.  

BVI Two-Year Mapping Project And Hydrographic Survey Completed

Monday, 11 January 2016 - 12:45pm

An 18 month sea-bed mapping project and hydrographic survey on a specified 13.5 square miles (or 35 square kilometres) area off the coast of Tortola, was completed last month.

“Virgin Expressions” Talent Showcase Cancelled

Friday, 23 October 2015 - 9:45am

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is informing the public that the Virgin Expressions Talent Showcase slated for Saturday, October 24 has been cancelled.

Increased Fish Supply A Result Of More Fishermen Involvement

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 - 5:00pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering has denounced claims that there is wide spread fish kills in the Virgin Islands as a result of the Sargassum Seaweed.

Sargassum Seaweed: An important element for beaches and shoreline stability.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 - 10:30am

Pelagic sargassum is a brown alga, or seaweed that floats free in the ocean and never attaches to the ocean floor. These free-floating forms are only found in the Atlantic Ocean. Sargassum provides refuge for migratory species and essential habitat for some 120 species of fish and more than 120 species of invertebrates.  It’s an important nursery habitat that provides shelter and food for endangered species such as sea turtles and for commercially important species of fish such as tunas. There are two species of sargassum involved in the sargassum influx: Sargassum natans and Sargassum fluitans.

Government Continue To Promote Fishing As Third Economic Pillar

Friday, 2 October 2015 - 5:45pm

The Government on the Virgin Islands is developing a marketing strategy to promote the Territory’s fishing industry.

BVI’s Fisherfolk Invited To Meeting On May 18

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 3:00pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, is inviting all fisherfolk on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada to attend an important meeting at the Conservation and Fisheries Department on Monday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m.

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