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02/05/2018

Jamaica receives USD 4.8 million aid from World Bank for fishers

“The project will also contribute to the objectives of the 2015 National Fisheries and Agriculture Policy, aimed at improving the sustainability of Jamaica's fisheries”

Fishermen dock their boats and go out to fish from this River Bay Fishing Village on Montego Bay, Jamaica

The World Bank has granted just under 5 million US dollars to Jamaica to support a project aimed at helping vulnerable fishing communities.

The project's aim is “to strengthen the fisheries policy and regulatory framework for climate resilient fisheries and aquaculture management; build capacity to promote sustainable fisheries management; support fishing and fish farming communities to adopt climate-resilient aquaculture, coastal mari-culture/poly-culture, diversify their livelihoods and raise awareness of climate change impacts on the fisheries sector.” 

“The project will also contribute to the objectives of the 2015 National Fisheries and Agriculture Policy, aimed at improving the sustainability of Jamaica's fisheries,” said Jamaica's Minister of Finance and Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke.

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