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Weir tours fisheries complex


Weir tours fisheries complex

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The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs are teaming up to address the concerns of fisher folk across the island.

Currently the focus is on the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex but attention should soon be given to the other markets and complexes.

Earlier today, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir accompanied by other ministry officials, took a tour of the Princess Alice Highway facility to assess the working conditions at the market. 

Weir said he wanted to get a thorough assessment of the facility in light of the controversy at that complex, which was making headlines recently.

Some of the issues drawn to his attention were the rotting jetty, the number of derelict an out of commission boats at the market, and the faulty ice unit.

Minister of Maritime Affairs Kirk Humphrey also briefed the media of the plans to tour the other fishing markets as soon as the issues at the Bridgetown complex were being resolved. He said an advisory committee on the fisheries division was recently reconstituted and the concerns of the vendors, boners and fishermen will be taken to Cabinet. (SB)