A closing ceremony was held here on Monday 31st July, to mark the end of a two-week training programme, during which five persons were trained to conduct scientific observations on board Vincentian vessels fishing on the High Seas.
The training was co-ordinated by the Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries. & Rural Transformation
Minister Saboto Caesar said that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is stepping up its efforts to remain compliant with international standards, which relate to illegal, unreported and unregulated IUU fishing.
Minister Caesar also said that he is pleased to receive assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation, (FAO), to put legislation in place to regulate illegal fishing, noting that Vincentians are being deployed to assist with monitoring.