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Bridgetown Fisheries Complex reopens, ‘protocols in place’


Bridgetown Fisheries Complex reopens, ‘protocols in place’
Bridgetown Fisheries Complex. (FILE)

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The Bridgetown Fisheries Complex in St Michael reopened today, but volcanic ash remained an issue.

Senior manager of markets Eric Lewis said, however, that protocols are in place.

“We are asking the vendors to keep their fish covered and we are also asking they only work on one at a time. Vendors are also asked to keep cleaning their work spaces,” he said.

Lewis said the problem arose from vehicles passing along the Princess Alice Highway and stirring up the ash.

Vendors said they were waiting to see how the situation unfolded.

The Complex, along with most businesses, were closed recently after Barbados was heavily affected by ash from explosive eruptions of the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent, which began on April 9.

A national clean-up campaign began last Monday to clear the buildup of ash. Fish vendors also helped to clean the market in preparation for the reopening.

Some fish markets reopened yesterday. However, Bridgetown Fisheries reopened today, while Paynes Bay Fish Market in St James remains closed until further notice. (CA)