Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry, and Labour, Hon. Saboto Caesar, said that he is optimistic that 2018 will be a fruitful year for his Ministry.
Minister Caesar made the remarks at the signing of a lease agreement between the Government and the Calliaqua Fisherfolk Cooperative, for the privatization of the Calliaqua Fisheries Centre.
The agreement was signed by the Fisheries Minister and Representative of the Calliaqua Fisherfolk Cooperative, Mr. Winfield Tannis-Abbott, at the Ministry of Agriculture's conference room.
Minister Caesar said that the Ministry is continuing to partner with the private sector for the management of the fisheries centres throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the representative from the Calliaqua Fisherfolk Cooperative gave the assurance that the Cooperative will ensure that the fisheries sector remains viable and sustainable.