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27 January 2017
Jamaican Fish Production on the Rebound
JAMAICA - Fish production in Jamaica is on the rebound after experiencing years of decline....
27 June 2016
Jamaica to Fast-Track New Fisheries Bill
JAMAICA - The Fisheries Bill, aimed at protecting the multimillion-dollar industry and safeguarding the welfare of fisherfolk is to be brought to Parliament shortly....
09 June 2015
Jamaica Sourcing More Drones to Combat Illegal Fishing
JAMAICA - Jamaica's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be acquiring additional Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, as the Government...
11 May 2015
Jamaica to Establish Four New Fish Sanctuaries
JAMAICA - Four additional fish sanctuaries will be established in Jamaica this financial year, as Government continues to expand its programme to protect and sustain...
26 January 2015
Jamaica Explores Development of Pharmaceuticals from Fish Trimmings
JAMAICA - The Jamaican Government is looking to partner with Japan to explore the development of pharmaceuticals from fish trimmings....
07 August 2014
Jamaica to Tap into Lucrative Ornamental Fish Exports
JAMAICA - The Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the ornamental fish export industry is poised for growth and has the potential...
25 April 2014
Revised Bill to Regulate Jamaica Fisheries Sector to be Tabled in House
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Roger Clarke, is expressing optimism that the revised Fisheries Bill will be tabled in the House of Representatives...
05 November 2013
Jamaicans Asked to Eat Locally Produced Fish
JAMAICA – Shoppers are being urged to try local food this November as part of ‘Eat Jamaica Month’....
22 July 2013
House Passes Bill for Aquaculture and Fisheries Guidelines
JAMAICA - A Bill seeking to address the import of aquaculture products into Jamaica, and to establish proper and adequate guidelines for all aspects of the fishing...
18 June 2013
New Fish Market Opens in Lucea
JAMAICA - A newly refurbished fish market has opened in Lucea, Hanover. The refurbishment cost approximately $1 million....
10 May 2013
Jamaica's Fish Stocks Boosted Through Hatchery Programme
JAMAICA - The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Roger Clarke, has reported that the 14 fish sanctuaries that have been established across the island are already...
19 April 2013
Government to Reduce Food Import Bill
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be pursuing initiatives aimed at enhancing Jamaica’s food security and reducing the country's annual food...
05 February 2013
Government to Help Companies Access Overseas Markets
JAMAICA - Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, has given the Government’s commitment to continue to work towards ensuring that more local...
28 January 2013
Six Thousand Farmers Get Help from Agriculture Ministry
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), has provided assistance to 6,000 farmers in the...
04 December 2012
Initiative Launched for Sustainability of the Fisheries Sector
JAMAICA - Braving the high seas to fish has been a way of life for many Jamaicans over the years, particularly those living along the coast....
03 December 2012
Over 100 Gather for Multi-Agency Fisheries Meetings
JAMAICA - Over 100 stakeholders from government and grassroots agencies, as well as regional and international organisations, will be gathering this week in Kingston,...
14 November 2012
$36M Boost for Local Fisheries Sector
JAMAICA - Jamaica’s fisheries sector is set to benefit from some US$400,000 ($36 million) in grant funding and technical support under the United Kingdom-based...
16 October 2012
Support for Farmers Through More Consumption of Local Produce
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is increasing its appeal for Jamaicans to support the country’s farmers through the consumption of more local...
08 October 2012
Aquaculture Development Plan to be Implemented
JAMAICA - An Aquaculture Development Plan is to be implemented this year, with assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
13 July 2012
Tax on Imported Food will Benefit Farmers
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the government’s new tax package targeting imported food items will benefit the Jamaican...
15 June 2012
Government to Collaborate with Rainforest Seafoods to Advance Industry
JAMAICA - The Government will be seeking to collaborate with seafood distributor, Rainforest Seafoods, to assist with improving the output and consumption of products...
12 June 2012
$39 Million to be Spent on Fisheries This Year
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be spending some $39 million on marketing, training and rehabilitation initiatives in the fisheries sector...
05 October 2011
EU Funds Fish Project In Eastern St Andrew
JAMAICA - Several eager young men and women from the eastern St. Andrew communities of Kintyre and Highlight View (Mud Town), were on Friday (September 30) presented...
31 August 2011
New Policies To Thrust Aquaculture Development
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Robert Montague, has reaffirmed the Government's push to ensure the survival of the aquaculture sub-sector...
26 April 2010
Government Looks to Revive Aquaculture Industry
JAMAICA - The Jamaican Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is to establish an Aquaculture Fisheries Monitoring Committee, as part of efforts...
08 July 2009
Jamaica Takes Steps to Preserve Fishing Sector
JAMAICA - In a Sectoral presentation, the Minister in charge Dr. Christopher Tufton said that the Jamaican government would be pushing ahead with its plans to...

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