September 3, 2004
Fisheries launches artificial reef

In an effort to enhance the fisheries resources in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Agriculture Lands and Fisheries is embarking on an artificial reef project.{{more}}
The project, funded by the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in collaboration with the Overseas Fisheries Consultants Association of Japan, was launched yesterday at an official ceremony held at the Chamber of Commerce Car Park.
One of the aims of the Project is to provide additional habitat for the country’s lobsters. The project will be implemented in two areas, which have been selected after careful consideration and based on certain criteria.
They are Isle a Quatre, off the Grenadine island of Bequia and Britannia Bay, off the island of Mustique.
The project will be implemented by August 31. Monitoring is expected to be conducted every six weeks by the staff of the Fisheries Division.
President of Overseas Fisheries Consultants Association Toru Morikawa, the Ambassador of Japan Shigenobu Kato, and Chief Fisheries Officer Raymond Ryan also witnessed the launch of the project.