Tag Archives: aquaculture

  1. Technology Portal Brings Revolutionary Approach to Marine Management

    Today, less than 8 percent of the ocean is safeguarded through marine protected areas or other area-based conservation measures, with less than 3 percent covered by fully or highly-protected areas. Now, with Global Fishing Watch Marine Manager, we have an innovative technology portal that helps support the design, management and monitoring of existing and new marine protected […]

    June 5, 2021Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy reopen Fish Markets

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy (MMABE) wishes to advise that Fish markets across the island will be reopened effective Monday 19th April 2021. However, please note the following two exceptions. Bridgetown Fish Market will open on Tuesday April 20, 2021 and Payne’s Bay Fish Market will remain closed until further notice. […]

    April 19, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Caribbean lobsters threatened by recently discovered pathogens and parasites

    Recent research provides evidence that parasites and pathogens may impact a commercially important species which generates $500 million in income for fishers and close to $1 billion in export revenue each year. As global climate change and warmer water temperature can facilitate the spread of various pathogens in the ocean, increasing attention must be given […]

    March 4, 2021NatureNo comments
  4. Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy partners with UNDP to create jobs and improve Food Security

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy is now equipped with more vital information that could assist the development of Barbados’ Blue Economy. The UNDP completed a Blue Scoping Study on behalf of the Ministry study that focused on the various components of that industry. This foundation document highlighted the possible emerging sectors in […]

    February 11, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  5. $5.35 Million Bds Boost to Barbados Tuna Industry, Maritime Affairs gaining more value for Fisherfolk

    The substantial demand for tuna among sushi and sashimi lovers mainly in North America has been the driving force behind the development of tuna fisheries in the Caribbean region for exports. As a result of this global demand, a number of countries in the Caribbean region, such as Barbados, have developed a yellow-fin tuna (YFT) […]

    November 19, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  6. FAO hosts workshop on integrating climate change adaptation in Barbados

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a workshop to assist fisheries in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) improve their adaptation to climate change and disaster risk resilience. Officially titled ‘Implementing the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries Management Planning‘, the three-day workshop […]

    July 22, 2018AgricultureNo comments

    The Fisheries Division has advised the public that the 2016 sea egg open season will commence on Saturday 1st October and end on Monday 31st October. However, all persons involved in the harvesting and breaking of sea eggs must have a valid 2016 licence. Licensing for this year’s sea egg season will commence at the […]

    September 28, 2016Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Caribbean fishing industry moves to close food safety gaps, expand markets

    The Caribbean region’s ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export trade in fish and seafood is being held back by huge gaps in measures to protect food safety and animal health, experts say. But the experts, who are investigating food handling policies in ten Caribbean countries for the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism […]

    August 18, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Youth agriculture programme bringing budding agriculturist closer to dream

    Seatonia Blackman knows well the meaning of the proverb, Every cloud has a silver lining. The 26-year old youth agri-preneur had started her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. After a year, however, she was forced to defer her studies due to financial constraints. But […]

    August 5, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments

    Police have separately arrested and formally charged Erskine Adolphus Pollard 54 years and David Orlando Bennett 43 years both of Bath Land, St. John, each with the offences of: 1. Fishing for Sea-Eggs During Closed Season; and 2. Possession of Sea-Eggs During Closed Season Erskine Pollard was found with 150 sea eggs, while David Bennett […]

    February 2, 2015CrimeNo comments
  11. Entrepreneurs to be encouraged to grow their businesses at workshop this Saturday

    Dozens of entrepreneurs are expected to become better equipped to move their businesses from start up to growth mode when the second UPstart Caribbean workshop is staged this Saturday. Participants will hear from well-known speakers and entrepreneurs including structural engineer Grenville Phillips II, winner of the 2014 National Innovation Award; and President of the Barbados Economic […]

    August 15, 2014EducationNo comments

    Blue Waters Productions Inc in association with Scotiabank today announced the opening of applications for Season Two of “Bank on Me“, an innovative and exciting reality TV show for entrepreneurs. The show invites them to take on challenges and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for various forms of investment and support. Small […]

    August 15, 2014BusinessNo comments

    With the invasive lionfish now in waters across Barbados’ coasts, officials are taking all the necessary steps to protect the island’s coral reef ecosystems. They are expected to start their hunt from sunrise and return to shore just before noon when the fish will be weighed. This will be in preparation for some of Barbados’ […]

    May 6, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  14. Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) takes management measures to conserve Queen Conch & Nassau Grouper

    The Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC), a body of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), convened in Port- of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 26-28 March 2014 for its 15th biennial session. For the first time in its 40 years of existence the Commission adopted a range of management recommendations and resolutions. The Commission […]

    March 31, 2014Agriculture, NatureNo comments