BVI Two-Year Mapping Project And Hydrographic Survey Completed

Monday, 11 January 2016 - 12:45pm

An 18 month sea-bed mapping project and hydrographic survey on a specified 13.5 square miles (or 35 square kilometres) area off the coast of Tortola, was completed last month.

“Virgin Expressions” Talent Showcase Cancelled

Friday, 23 October 2015 - 9:45am

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is informing the public that the Virgin Expressions Talent Showcase slated for Saturday, October 24 has been cancelled.

Increased Fish Supply A Result Of More Fishermen Involvement

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 - 5:00pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering has denounced claims that there is wide spread fish kills in the Virgin Islands as a result of the Sargassum Seaweed.

Sargassum Seaweed: An important element for beaches and shoreline stability.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 - 10:30am

Pelagic sargassum is a brown alga, or seaweed that floats free in the ocean and never attaches to the ocean floor. These free-floating forms are only found in the Atlantic Ocean. Sargassum provides refuge for migratory species and essential habitat for some 120 species of fish and more than 120 species of invertebrates.  It’s an important nursery habitat that provides shelter and food for endangered species such as sea turtles and for commercially important species of fish such as tunas. There are two species of sargassum involved in the sargassum influx: Sargassum natans and Sargassum fluitans.

Government Continue To Promote Fishing As Third Economic Pillar

Friday, 2 October 2015 - 5:45pm

The Government on the Virgin Islands is developing a marketing strategy to promote the Territory’s fishing industry.

BVI’s Fisherfolk Invited To Meeting On May 18

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 3:00pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, is inviting all fisherfolk on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada to attend an important meeting at the Conservation and Fisheries Department on Monday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Fishing Licence Applications To Be Processed At Conservation

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 5:00pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is informing the public that Fishing Licence applications, both temporary and annual, will no longer be processed at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour...

Red Bay Development Makes Notable Strides

Friday, 13 March 2015 - 3:30pm

The Re-Expansion of the Red Bay site is visible as plans to expand the Territory’s fisheries sector unfold. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, Ronald Smith-Berkeley said that the ongoing works will greatly improve the mooring capacity of the previous dock and soon fishermen will be able to experience a safer, sustainable and improved docking area at Red Bay.

Remarks by Deputy Premier And Minister For NR&L - Use Of The Ocean Health Index In The Virgin Islands

Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 2:45pm

Workshop on the use of the Ocean Health Index in the Virgin Islands

Public Meetings To Discuss Protected Areas

Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 10:30am

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting persons to attend the following public meetings on the proposed Protected Areas in the following locations and times:

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