PRESS RELEASE   

Government of Saint Lucia

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources & Co-operatives

 

 

Support World Environment & Oceans Day

 

 

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources & Co-operatives calls for public support in observing of World Environment and World Oceans Day on June 5 and 8, 2017. The theme for World Environment Day and World Oceans Day are as follows:

 

·          Connecting People to Nature - World Environment Day

·         Our Oceans; Our Future - World Oceans Day

 

For the week of June 5-9th the public are invited to take part in our challenge under the theme “Encouraging Solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future”. Members of the public are urged to participate, take the challenge and reduce the use of plastics by:

 

1.      Being Styrofoam free

2.      Sipping without a straw

3.      Hydrating without Waste

4.      Owning your bottle

5.      Avoiding single use plastic

6.      Using reusable bags

 

The public are also invited to participate in a BEACH CLEAN-UP and RALLY at Vigie beach on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:00pm. 

 

Look out for our pledge and information desk at various Massy Locations to learn more about our environment and oceans. 

 

World Environment Day and World Oceans Day activities are hosted in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Saint Lucia National Trust and Massy Stores. For additional information contact the Department of Fisheries at 468-4135 or 468-4141 to obtain further information or to discuss any other fisheries-related matter.

 

Come out to support our oceans, our future!

                                

 

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives

Our Mission

 

 

To promote self-sufficiency through increased production of Marine and Aquaculture products, and to develop the fishing industry and implement measures to ensure its sustainability.

This includes:

  • Modernization of the fisheries infrastructure  and fishing vessels;

  • The use of improved fishing gear and methods;

  • Regulation of fishing gear;

  • Protection of marine biodiversity;

  • Regulation of other marine based activities  so as to mitigate negative impacts on the

         fishery sector and ensure the overall  educational advancement of fishers;

Development of appropriate fresh water marine aquaculture program