Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New home for Jamaican lobsters

A minimum of 30 lobster condominiums are to be installed during as the Jamaican government works to improve the productivity of the fisheries sector, reports Alecia Smith-Edwards in the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).

Some $25 million has been set aside in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure for this initiative under the Improving Jamaica’s Agricultural Productivity (Marine) Project in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The funds will also be used for the installation of an artificial reef at Discovery Bay; the completion of training and capacity building interventions at six beaches; monitoring of artificial reefs and lobster condominium; distribution of technology packages; and maintenance and monitoring of rehabilitated beach infrastructure.
Constructing an artificial reef using concrete...
Constructing an artificial reef using concrete blocks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A further $3.1 million has been provided for the Development of the Inland Fishing project, which is concerned with aquaculture training for fish farmers and staff at the Aquaculture Unit; conducting experiments into growth and nutrition of tilapia; and conducting research into the propagation and production of ornamental fish.

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