SHG is seeking views on the establishment of a strategy for the Island’s fisheries sector.

Having a coherent strategy in place will help manage our valuable marine resources sustainably, whilst endeavouring to implement policies that assist with the development of a sustainable fisheries sector.

A sustainable fisheries sector has the potential to make an important contribution to growth of the local economy through increased production from the inshore and offshore components of the fisheries.

A number of initiatives are currently being considered by fisheries stakeholders but, at present, there is no overall strategy for the fisheries sector within which these can be managed.

Over the last few months a Strategy Working Group has been working with fisheries stakeholders to oversee the development of a 10 year Fisheries Sector Strategy. This includes professional advice and support provided by Dr Martin Collins.

Electronic copies of the Strategy and a Summary can be found under the Public Consultations Section of the Publications page on this website at: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/.

Hard copies are also available and can be collected from the Scotland or Essex House receptions. Further information can be obtained from Head of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division, Darren Duncan, on tel: 24724.

The closing date for responses is 4pm on Thursday, 27 April 2017.  Please send your comments to Darren Duncan via email darren-duncan@enrd.gov.sh.

A summary of all feedback received will be provided to the Economic Development Committee for consideration before a final version of the Fisheries Sector Strategy is published.

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SHG
11 April 2017

 

 

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