fishing boat owners in St Kitts and Nevis will receive vessel monitoring
systems and their fishing vessel registration certificates at ceremonies to be
held in St. Kitts at the Police Training Complex on February 5, 2019 at 5 PM and
in Nevis at the Nevis Disaster Management Department on February 7, 2019 at 9
is a joint effort between the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the
Nevis Island Administration to improve the safety and security of fisher at sea.
The featured address in St. Kitts will be delivered by the Honourable Eugene
Hamilton, Minister with responsibility for marine resources within the Federal Government
of St. Kitts and Nevis. While the featured address in Nevis will be delivered
by the Honourable Alexis Jeffers, Minister with responsibility for marine
resources in Nevis Island Administration.
are concerned about fishers losing their lives at sea. As a result, a basic
fisher training course began in 2017 for fishers in the Federation aim at improving
their survival and navigational skills. This year, steps were further taken by
introducing vessel monitoring systems to track fishing vessels when fishers are
experiencing distress while at sea. There is an emergency button on the vessel
monitoring system that can alert rescue authorities in efforts to locate
owners do not have to pay for these vessel monitoring systems as the Government
has absorbed an estimated $156,520 USD for these systems. Fishers are encouraged
to continue practicing their profession while doing so in a responsible manner
so that the nation and their families can enjoy the nutritional value and
benefits that fish and fisheries products provide.
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