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MISSION STATEMENT

 

Our mission is to ensure the optimum utilisation of the fisheries resources in the waters of Barbados for the benefit of the people of Barbados through management and development.
 

 

OUR CLIENTS

Several government, non-governmental organisations, individuals and firms in the private sector are involved in the fisheries sector with various roles and responsibilities. These  have a stake or strong interest in the fishing industry and can therefore influence the development of the fisheries sector. Knowing what each group does, and how they relate to each other, makes it easier to understand the industry. This allows well-informed decisions, avoids unintended negative impacts on fisheries or other sectors, and informs how best to participate in the fisheries planning and management processes. (P12 - 2004 Fisheries Management Plan )
 
 
Government clients include
  • Barbados Coast Guard,
  • Royal Barbados Police Force
  • Ministry of International Transport (Maritime Affairs Section)
  • Ministry of International Transport (Telecommunications Unit)
  • Barbados Port Authority
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Agriculture Planning Unit
 
 
Non-governmental organisations include:
  • Fishers
  • Boat owners
  • Processors
  • Fisherfolk organisations
  • Private sector marine equipment suppliers
  • Teachers, Students and others doing fisheries related research
 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

You may contact the Fisheries Division by the following means:
 

By mail:

Fisheries Division
Ministry of Agriculture
Princess Alice Highway
Bridgetown
Barbados
 

By telephone:

(246) 426-3745
(246) 426-5973
 
 

By fax:

(246) 436-9068
 
 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Chief Fisheries Officer:
Stephen Willoughby

 

Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer:
Joyce Leslie

 

Fisheries Biologist:
Christopher Parker

 

Principal Fisheries Assistant:
Philip Jackman
 

SUB UNITS

Food Safety

Examination of plants and equipment for compliance with local and international food safety standards
 
Oversees maintenance of major fish landing sites

Accounts

Collects fees for tractor haul up and launch, Pays bills, prepares requisitions for items to be purchased by the Fisheries Division

Biological

Performs research and data collection towards assessing the state of the various fisheries and suggests conservation and development methods

Services

Registration of fisherfolk and vessels, performs inspection of fishing vessels in accordance with local and international standards, provides haul up and launch services for local fishing vessels.

 

LEGAL FRAMEWORK

The Fisheries Act(Cap. 391 section 4):Provides the legal authority for management and development offisheries in barbados and for the administration of the Fisheries Act
 

Existing legislation

• Fisheries Act (1993, amended 2000):
• Fisheries (Management) Regulations (1998):
 

Proposed legislation expected to be completed and entered into force shortly

• Fish Quality and Inspection Act and Regulations:
• Fisheries (Fees) Regulations:
• Fisheries Regulations:
• Aquaculture Regulations:
 

Fisheries related legislation

• Markets and Slaughterhouses Act (1958):
• Barbados Territorial Waters Act (1977):
• Marine Boundaries and Jurisdiction Act (1978):
• Defense Act (1979):
• Shipping Act (1994):
• Registration and inspection of large vessels
• Coastal Zone Management Act (1998):
• Marine Pollution Control Act (1998):
 
 
 
 
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