Coastal Clean-Up Data To Raise Awareness On Waste Management

Monday, 12 October 2015 - 5:30pm

The information collected via data cards during the recent clean-up of the Territory’s beaches will be used to raise awareness among the general public on waste and environmental issues and by students as part of their research assignment. 

Territory- Wide Seaweed Cleanup Scheduled For October 17 To 19

Thursday, 8 October 2015 - 5:00pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is inviting the public to participate in a Territory-wide cleanup of the Sargassum Seaweed on October 17 to19. 

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.

Environmental Benefits Of Sargassum Seaweed Highlighted

Monday, 5 October 2015 - 11:45am

The environmental and agricultural benefits of the Sargassum seaweed will be highlighted in a public education campaign to be launched by the Conservation and Fisheries Department. 

Registration For “Virgins Expressions” Talent Showcase Opens

Thursday, 1 October 2015 - 4:15pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is inviting interested persons to register for its Virgin Expressions Talent Showcase.

Public Invited To 2015 International Coastal Cleanup

Monday, 24 August 2015 - 12:30pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is inviting the public to participate in the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19.  Persons can also participate in the clean-up from Thursday, September 17 to Monday, October 5 in the Virgin Islands. 

Environmental Summer Programme Makes Huge Summer Splash

Friday, 17 July 2015 - 11:30am

The 2015 Conservation and Fisheries Environmental Summer Programme has begun and it is placing special emphasis on natural marine and terrestrial habitat education and appreciation.

Public Asked To Remove Property At Red Bay Re-Development Site

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 1:15pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is seeking the cooperation of persons within the Red Bay, East End community in the removal of pieces of property at the Red Bay Re-development Project site.

Deputy Premier And Delegation Visit Jost Van Dyke

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 4:30pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering led a delegation to Jost Van Dyke last week to discuss ways the team could continue to collaborate in preserving the island’s natural environment and further strengthen the tourism product.   

Earth Day Quiz Kids Win Big!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 10:15am

Local elementary and secondary students won several prizes from the popular radio show on ZBVI 780 AM, "Morning Devotion" Quiz competition as part of activities to observe Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22. 

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