Barbados’ Minister of the Environment and National Beautification, Blue and Green Economy, Adrian Forde, has disclosed that $4.3 million dollars have been allocated to build a fisherman’s community centre and a boat park at Consett Bay, St John, later this year.

Forde said this is to enable fisherfolk to repair and carry out necessary maintenance on their fishing vessels. He was speaking at the launch of Barbados’ newest festival, BARFISH ,the 2024 Barbados Fisherfolk Festival which took place at the Barbados Fisheries Division, on Princess Alice Highway.

The Minister further mentioned that plans are under way for the building of new slipways, later this year, for hauling in and launching fishing vessels at Pile Bay, St Michael, and Weston, St James.

Meanwhile, Chief Fisheries Officer, Dr Shelly-Ann Cox, stated that during the 2024 Barbados Fisherfolk Festival, fisherfolk will share their experiences and knowledge on being actively involved in building the blue and green economy of Barbados.

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