When last Bajans ate Flying Fish? Bahamians fed up with Santo Domingans poaching

The government of the Bahamas has plans to run an aggressive campaign in the Dominican Republic in a bid to discourage poaching in their waters.

(FILE IMAGE) {Ed’s Note – Barbados had a Caricom Ambassador, right? Did he do anything about Trinidad claiming Flying Fish? Or was the envoy too busy trying to secede St Lucy from the rest of the island, or jockey for Deputy PM soon after David Thompson passed away?}

A ministerial delegation including Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell, Bernard Nottage, their National Security Minister and Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder and Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V Alfred Gray will meet Dominican ministers next week to discuss a range of issues including the problem of Dominicans fishing in their waters and what resolutions they can find to eliminate or reduce it.

{IMAGE VIAexpatsinthebahamas.com} According to Gray, the Bahamian government’s plan is to have a public relations campaign in the Dominican Republic about the issue, and they will be asking for the support of the Dominican government.

The Bahamas has already taken measures to curb poaching by foreign fishermen in Bahamian waters by banning permits to non-Bahamian fishermen and has pledged to put more resources into the Royal Bahamas Defense Force to allow officers to better patrol Bahamian waters.

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