‘Best’ Grant To Preserve BVI’s Great Tobago National Park

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 5:39pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering highlighted the British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) receipt of a ‘BEST’ grant to assist in the preservation of the Great Tobago National Park while attending the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, at the beginning of the month.

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.

Swim Area Marked For Increased Safety At White Bay

Monday, 12 September 2016 - 3:26pm

A swimming area has been demarcated at the White Bay beach, Jost Van Dyke to provide a safer swimming experience for visitors, residents and the wider British Virgin Islands community.

Fisheries Minister Congratulates Jichi Team On Tournament Win

Friday, 19 August 2016 - 12:04pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering congratulated Captain Gene LeBron, Angler Luis Isaias  and the Jichi Vessel Fishing Team on their catch and win at the Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational Tournament.

The North Shore Integrated Costal And Watershed Stabilisation Project

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 2:45pm

Madam Speaker, at the sitting of this House on 25th January 2016 I introduced the North Shore Integrated Coastal and Watershed Stabilization Project. At that time the Project was just getting started; I am pleased to report that a significant amount of work has been done since that time which I wish to share with the House today.

Strategic Feral Animal Control Management Plan

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 2:30pm

Madame Speaker, there is a vexing problem facing the Territory with respect to the feral (wild and uncultured) animal population. Through the Department of Agriculture and the Ministry I have received numerous complaints from farmers and homeowners alike of the damage these animals cause. While the Department of Agriculture has always been engaged in efforts to reduce the numbers in the stray animal population, efforts are being ratcheted up to alleviate this problem through the implementation of a Strategic Feral Animal Control Management Plan.  This plan provides the framework that involves actions to minimize the negative economic and environmental impacts. It also takes into consideration public health issues that can be caused by wild untamed diseased animals.

Registration Opens For Environmental Summer Programme

Monday, 13 June 2016 - 3:00pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is accepting registration forms for the 2016 Environmental Education Summer Programme for students between the ages of 6 and 14.

BVI To Get Assistance To Develop A National Ocean Policy

Friday, 3 June 2016 - 1:30pm

The Government of the British Virgin Islands will be receiving technical assistance for the development of a National Ocean Policy.

Environment Week 2016 Recycled Art Competition

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 11:45am

Students and individuals are invited to create a three dimensional artistic piece using only recycled material, in observance of Environment Week.

Educational School Visits For World Turtle Day 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016 - 4:45pm

Students from the Wendell Potter Learning Centre, Venetta’s Day Care & Early Learning Centre and Simmonds Pre-school along with officers from the Conservation and Fisheries Department are pictured engaging in an interactive and informative educational presentation.

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