Department of Sustainable Development encourages positive action to prevent pollution for World Oceans Day 2018
This month, Saint Lucia joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Oceans Day.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, PHYSICAL PLANNING, NATURAL RESOURCES and CO-OPERATIVES
For Immediate Release
The Taiwan Mission from the inception of the Aquaculture Project in Saint Lucia has contributed significantly to the development of aquaculture in Saint Lucia.Noting that global marine fishing stocks have dwindled over recent years, the promotion and development of aquaculture has been identified as priority both nationally and regionally, as a means of increasing food production and security, improving rural income and employment.
The Taiwan Mission has continued to promote the development of aquaculture in Saint Lucia through its project to provide citizens with a healthy source of protein, in line with national agricultural diversification policies.
AS part of their commitment to Aquaculture in Saint Lucia, the Taiwan Mission donated a vehicle (CD80) to the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture Unit officially on May 4, 2018. The vehicle will assist with carrying out daily maintenance at the Union Hatchery. The Department is continuously grateful for this contribution.
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