Community Urged To Utilise Sargassum Seaweed

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 - 5:16pm

Acting Deputy Chief Conservation and Fisheries officer Mr. Mervin Hastings is urging residents to utilise the Sargassum seaweed that is being washed up along the Territory’s shorelines.

Fisherman’s Day 2017 Rescheduled To July 16

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 5:13pm

The cultural and economical impact of fishing to the Virgin Islands will be celebrated on Fisherman’s Day rescheduled for Sunday, July 16. 

Fisherman’s Day Activities Schedule For June 30

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 3:51pm

The public is invited to attend the annual Fisherman’s Day activities at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island, scheduled for Friday, June 30.

The annual fishing tournament starts at 4:00 a.m. From 10:00 a.m. onwards there will be several activities and events for all ages, including the judging of the fishing tournament, solider crab races and free health screening. Food vendors will be present and entertainment will be provided by local DJs and Showtime Band.

Fisherfolk Invited To Meetings From April 4 To 6

Friday, 31 March 2017 - 1:15pm

Fisherfolk and other interested persons are invited to a series of consultations to be hosted by the Ministry Natural Resources and Labour and the Conservation and Fisheries Department on the following dates.

Natural Resources Ministry Visits Cedar International School

Friday, 10 February 2017 - 11:08am

Representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and the Conservation and Fisheries Department are pictured with students of the Cedar International School.

BVI Featured On Outdoors Fishing Show ‘Let’s Take It Outside’

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 4:45pm

The Virgin Islands was recently featured as a destination in the NBC television series, ‘Let’s Take It Outside’. 

BVI Plans To Grow Fisheries Sector Through CEFAS

Friday, 11 November 2016 - 11:52am

In strengthening and growing the fisheries sector into a full-fledged economic pillar, the Virgin Islands will soon engage the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) in the UK.

Go Fish! BVI Fishing Industry on the Rise

Friday, 7 October 2016 - 5:19pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is steadily moving forward to make fishing a third economic pillar and sustainable sector in the Territory with the launch of the Fisheries Advisory Committee.

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.

Fisherfolk Invited To Annual Assembly

Friday, 6 May 2016 - 2:45pm

All fisherfolk are invited to a meeting at the Fishlock Hall, Botanical Gardens, on Monday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m.  

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