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Tag Archives: fishing

  1. Fish Markets closed for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs & The Blue Economy is alerting all Barbadian to please note how fish markets across the island will be closed on Christmas Day – Saturday 25th December 2021, Boxing Day – Sunday 26th December 2021 and New Year’s Day – Sunday 1st January 2022. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and […]

    December 20, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  2. DROWNING INCIDENT TAKES LIFE OF BARBAREES GARDEN RESIDENT

    Officers from Central Police Station attended the compound of the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, apparently around 2:30 pm on Sunday 12th September 2021, it was then they learned the lifeless body of a man was seen floating in the water in an isle of the careenage area of the complex. On arrival, officers were directed to […]

    September 13, 2021ControversyNo comments
  3. Ministry of Maritime Affairs adjusts operating hours of Fish Markets in keeping with revised Curfew

    Fish markets across Barbados will have changes to their operating hours, now operating from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with immediate effect. Sundays will be 7:00 am until 1:00 pm – except Speightstown which is closed Sundays. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy continues to remind the fishing […]

    September 11, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  4. BARBADOS SEEKS TO JOIN GLOBAL OCEAN ALLIANCE

    Barbados is seeking to join the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance (GOA), to support the “30by30 movement“, established to protect 30 per cent of the ocean space by 2030. And, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey is calling for the rest of the world to follow suit in what he has described […]

    August 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  5. Bridgetown Market closed for rest of the week

    Patrons and fisherfolk should be aware the Bridgetown Fish Market will be closed for the remainder of this week. The market is being closed after being informed of two positive COVID cases, therefore all staff and personnel from the Bridgetown complex have been advised to be tested. The City facility will also undergo a thorough […]

    August 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  6. Early Closure of Berinda Cox Fish Market

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy are informing all customers and partners how the Berinda Cox Fish Market will be closed this Thursday 24th June by two o’clock that afternoon. The market will resume Friday under regular operating hours, any inconvenience is regretted, and all cooperation appreciated.

    June 22, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  7. 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
  8. Ministry of Maritime Affairs Urging All Barbadians to exercise caution when using ocean at this time.

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy wishes to inform the public there have been sightings of sharks in neighbouring Caribbean islands. While there have been no reports of any shark sightings in Barbadian waters, all seabathers, watercraft operators, fishermen and all others using the sea have been asked to exercise great caution […]

    January 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. $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
  10. ‘Telling Our Story,’ a Panel Discussion with The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and The Blue Economy

    Tomorrow morning from 10:00 am, November 2nd, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy will host a Panel Discussion streamed from the Ministry’s Headquarters in Christ Church at the Civil Aviation Building, Hopefield Development, Charnocks with the theme? “Telling Our Story,” and includes MMABE Minister – the Hon. Kirk D. M. Humphrey; Director […]

    November 1, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Barbados Port Incorporated hands over keys for Pile Bay facility to St Michael North West MP

    Neil Rowe, Parliamentary representative of St Michael North West, expressed gratitude how the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy coordinated with the Barbados Port Incorporated to establish a temporary booth in Pile Bay, where vendors and fisherfolk can still operate as renovations apply to the older complex.   View this post on Instagram […]

    October 13, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments
  12. URGENT ATTENTION, ALL BOAT OWNERS AND FISHING VESSELS

    With the impending tropical storm Gonzalo, that is likely to produce, in less than 36 hours, storm force sea conditions on approaching Barbados; Larger fishing vessels in the water on the south and south west coast are advised to seek safe shelter in the Bridgetown Fishing Complex Harbour. The Fisheries Division will be hauling vessels […]

    July 23, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  13. Over one hundred fisherfolks enhanced their safety at sea in Tobago through ICT Training

    A large group of over 115 fisherfolk, officials from the Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries (DMRF); the Occupational Safety and Health Department, the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) and representatives from fisherfolk association participated in and benefited from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training sessions held recently […]

    November 29, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  14. Sea turtle poachers risk being caught, brought before Nevisian court, fined hefty sums of money

    Members of the public must stop interfering with sea turtles which come to the island’s shores to nest or risk being caught, arrested, taken before the court and fined hefty sums of money. The warning comes from Lemuel Pemberton, Deputy Director of Marine Resources in the Department of Marine Resource in Nevis when he spoke […]

    October 17, 2019NatureNo comments
  15. BUS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR SECOND TOWN HALL MEETING

    Bus transportation will be available after the second town hall meeting to discuss the ban of petro-based plastics for Wednesday 24th April at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 6:30 pm. Buses will take commuters to the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice Terminals. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the […]

    April 20, 2019Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. 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
  17. “Fisherfolk Helping their own in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria” By Daphne Ewing-Chow

    The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) just sent six local fishing boats, fuelled by the Food and Agricultural Organization and manned by local fishermen, with hundreds of boxes of food, equipment and supplies, including 720 boxes of medical supplies from Global Medic, to support the ailing fishing sector, its workers and the people […]

    October 29, 2017Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  18. A showcase of Canadian Food and Beverage Products in Barbados

    On March 14th and 15th, Caribbean partners, importers and buyers will have the opportunity to view a wide array of new Canadian food and beverage products in the island. In addition to crowd-favourites like seafood, meat, salt fish, spirits, snacks being on display, there will be sampling of french fries, cheeses, sauces, marinades and pastries […]

    March 13, 2017Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Disney’s MOANA – Dwayne Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho

    Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. https://youtu.be/M5dnZKrUpdA

    July 3, 2016Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Three Men In Remand for Over 500 Lbs of Ganja

    Police have formally charged the following persons in relation to the investigation into a drug seizure made off the north coast, in the night of April 28, 2016. 523.6 lbs of cannabis were seized. These men are: 1. Allan Anthony Cutting, 48 years of Godding Road, St. Michael; 2. Andrew Alexander Smith, 55 years of […]

    May 1, 2016Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  21. BARBADIAN FISHERIES GATHERING UNCOVERS SHRIMP POTENTIAL OFF GUYANESE COASTLINE

    According to studies conducted by fisheries experts, there is scope to almost double fishing efforts and increase production from some shrimp and groundfish stocks in the Brazil-Guianas shelf in coming years. Shrimp and groundfish fisheries experts from the Brazil-Guianas Shelf sub-region, met in Barbados, 7-8 September, at a regional Workshop on Investing in Ecosystem-based Shrimp […]

    September 19, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  22. Tools for Improving Food Safety Focus of CDB Workshop in Guyana

    The third ServSafe Food Safety Training and Certification Workshop facilitated by the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Technical Cooperation Division, through its programme, the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, which is now wrapping up in Guyana. Over 30 health inspectors, food service managers and handlers gained from three days of training. The ServSafe Food Safety Training […]

    September 18, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  23. USAID Launches USD$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program in Carriacou

    In an effort to protect critical marine ecosystems and reduce threats to the region’s fisheries and tourism sectors, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a USD$12.5 million Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Program (CMBP), to promote conservation in high priority areas across the Caribbean. The five-year initiative seeks to improve the management of […]

    August 30, 2015NatureNo comments
  24. A Bajan can of Tuna? Grenadian Mackerel? THE CARIBBEAN’S FISHING INDUSTRY NEEDS A UNIFIED PLAN

    The rigidity of individual maritime codes and a lack of unity within the fishing industry of the Caribbean is stifling its growth. In addition, if fishing was more cohesive, then there’d be less likely disputes over who is fishing in whose waters – necessitating diplomatic energy diverted from more pressing matters… Mr. Reid said there […]

    August 25, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  25. 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