Fisheries summer programme opens
July 22, 2014

Fisheries summer programme opens

Twenty-eight Vincentian youths are presently participating in the annual Fisheries Division summer programme, which is being held for the third consecutive year.{{more}}

The programme, which runs from July 21 to 25 was officially declared open by chief fisheries officer (Ag.) Jennifer Chrickshank-Howard.

Howard wished the participants much success and productivity for the duration of the programme.

The programme is held each year with two batches of students within the age range 13-18 years, with the objectives: to educate youths about the business and career opportunities in the fisheries sector; to provide basic hands-on training in navigation and safety; fishing gears and methods; and product development; to foster an appreciation for marine resources and raise awareness of fisheries management and conservation and to reduce the negative perceptions regarding the fisheries sector.

Accordingly, the participants will be involved in a packed programme of activities which include indoor lectures, field trips and practical sessions. This year, the Central Water and Sewerage Authority and the Ministry of National Mobilisation will contribute through presentations on issues such as: “Impact of Marine Waste on the Fishing Industry” and “Ways of being a Good Citizen” respectively.

This year’s theme is “Marine Sustainability, for the Youth of SVG”. The second batch of students will attend from August 4 to 8.