The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries kick-started its Stakeholder Consultation on the Fisheries Management Bill yesterday (Sunday, 5th November 2023) at the Bagatelle Community Centre, Diego Martin.
Dozens of dedicated fishermen attended to share their insights and concerns on the proposed bill. Ministry officials were equally engaged, actively listening to the fishermen’s feedback and offering valuable insights in return.
While addressing the consultation, Senator Kazim Hosein, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, described the Bill as a landmark initiative aimed at addressing the multifaceted challenges facing the realm of fisheries and marine conservation.
He said the Bill is a testament to the government’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding our natural heritage, supporting sustainable livelihoods, and promoting responsible stewardship of our waters. The Minister reiterated his commitment to stakeholders and the sector, saying collaboration will shape a more sustainable and responsible future for our fisheries industry.
Key Technical Officers from the Ministry delivered presentations to assist stakeholders in understanding the Bill and what it represents. The Ministry will continue the consultations at strategic locations across the country over the next two weeks.
For more information on the Fisheries Management Bill 2023, please visit the Ministry’s website via: https://bit.ly/fisheries-bill2023