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Draft policy for fisheries


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WHILE BARBADOS IS expressing concern about the speed at which some regional governments are implementing CARICOM policies on fishing, it is pushing ahead with putting in place a comprehensive legislative framework for its vital fisheries sector.
Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick said his ministry had completed the first draft of a Barbados Fisheries Sector Management and Development Policy.
The policy “is the framework for the development of a strategic action plan and is aimed at setting standards for acceptable conduct by persons who are directly or indirectly affected by events, decisions or policies within the sector”, he explained.
“This policy also takes into account both international and regional conventions, agreements and treaties to which Barbados is a signatory. It also outlines the guiding principles for resource sustainability, livelihood sustainability, infrastructural development, legislative reform and the greening of fisheries,” he said.. (AH)

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