Aquaculture Development Plan to be Implemented

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail An Aquaculture Development Plan is to be implemented this year, with assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, says some $22 million will be allocated from the Fisheries Management Development Fund (FMDF), to carry out the exercise. The Minister was addressing an African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Fish II Programme validation workshop, organised by the Ministry and the Belize-based ACP Regional Co-ordinating Unit, at the Farmers’ Training Centre, Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, on October 3. Mr. Clarke also informed that an additional $17 million has also been earmarked to undertake rehabilitation of the hatchery/nursery facility at the aquaculture branch of the Centre, to provide quality seed stock for the industry. The Minister said the aquaculture development plan is aimed at contributing to Jamaica’s goals of ensuring food security; employment creation; import substitution; and foreign exchange savings. These, he explained, will be achieved through a “complete revolution” of the aquaculture sub-sector, to include, among other things: the adoption of strategies incorporating the organisation of fish farmers using clustering and other approaches; development and implementation of effective marketing and promotion strategies; ensuring the continuous development of fish farmers and reshaping of farming practices through training programmes; and introducing appropriate technology and fish varieties for production. Mr. Clarke said these are expected to significantly complement other activities that the Ministry has been engaged in, since 2007, to facilitate resuscitation of the aquaculture sub-sector. These include the provision of extension services for specific aquaculture production areas; facilitation of tilapia production for the local market; and continued discussions with processing establishments to absorb some of the production from tilapia producers. Other strategies, which he advised are being considered, include: establishment of an industry development plan to improve farmers’ efficiencies to produce fish fillet locally, thereby gradually reducing imports of these; developing local value-added capacity; and exploring export market prospects for whole tilapia, “since Jamaica has proximity to market advantages.” Mr. Clarke said the Ministry’s thrust is in recognition of the importance of the fisheries sector’s role in Jamaica’s food and nutrition security, economic development, and employment facilitation, particularly in rural communities. Additionally, the administration’s cognizance of the challenges experienced by local fish farmers, particularly since 2007, resulting from factors such as the global economic recession, and  escalation in fuel and commodity prices, and their impact on production costs. “These challenges have led to a significant reduction in the production of aquaculture products, which fell from an estimated all time high of 8,019 metric tonnes in 2006, to an estimated 1,149 metric tonnes in 2011, a significant drop. The decline in production has been across all aquaculture products and has been the direct result of farmers’ response to the global economic pressures by reducing production or exiting the sector altogether,” noted. Mr. assured that “we (Government) are committed to ensuring the revitalisation of the aquaculture sub-sector.” “We will be creating the space for our aquaculture industry by ensuring that only wholesome fish products are imported into this country. These strategies (outlined) are intended to boost the acceptance and increased presence of aquaculture products on the local market,” he added. The ACP Fish II Project, entitled: ‘Strengthening Fisheries Management in ACP Countries’, is a €30 million European Union funded four and a half year-demand driven programme, which focuses on ensuring sustainable and equitable fisheries management in 78 ACP nations. Jamaica is one of 15 Caribbean states currently benefitting under the programme, slated to conclude in November 2013. The workshop brought together various private and public sector stakeholders in the fisheries sub-sector for presentations and discussions, aimed at developing a Land and Water Use Development Plan and Blue Print for an Aquaculture Action Plan for Jamaica, which will serve as a guide to enhance the country’s fisheries development and outputs. Aquaculture Development Plan to be Implemented AgricultureOctober 4, 2012 RelatedAquaculture Development Plan to be Implemented RelatedAquaculture Development Plan to be Implementedcenter_img RelatedAquaculture Development Plan to be Implemented Advertisementslast_img read more

Torosis talks local rent control

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilTorosis talks local rent control Oct. 25, 2016 at 1:30 pmCity CouncilTorosis talks local rent controlGuest Author5 years agocaroline torosiscity councilelectionrent controlSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electiontorosis Meet the Candidates of this years Election“I think there is a lot that could be done at the local level, we really need to ensure that we are maintaining and returning local control to Santa Monica to make decisions about when units can be removed from the rental market.” – Caroline TorosisEveryday this week from Oct. 24 –Oct. 28 the Santa Monica Daily Press will post a video of candidates that came forward to express their ideas regarding Santa Monica. Every candidate has a different question. The video will range from 2-4 minutes. Meet the candidates of this year’s election. Don’t forget voting is Nov.8.Tags :caroline torosiscity councilelectionrent controlSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electiontorosisshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSion Roy talks Santa Monica students, and facultyFoster talks landlords and rent controlYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCity opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatClara Harter6 days agoFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity leaders talk riots, report and moreBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCouncil readies for Tuesday meetingBrennon Dixson1 month agoCity CouncilFeaturedNewsSanta Monica releases riot reportBrennon Dixson1 month agoCity CouncilFeaturedNewsCouncil appoints new public safety commissionersBrennon Dixson1 month agolast_img read more

Dominica places 1st runner up in Ms Carival Pageant

first_img Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews Dominica places 1st runner up in Ms Carival Pageant by: Dominica Vibes News – July 2, 2016 Share 527 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Miss Dominica 2016, Tasia Floissac placed first runner up to Trinidad and Tobago’s Djennicia Francis in the Ms Carival Pageant in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday 1 July 2016.Francis was crowned by Miss Carival 2015, DeYonte Myers of St Vincent and the Grenadines.The ten contestants were judged based on swimwear, talent evening wear and interview.Miss Dominica, who sang the popular ‘I am Titanium’ song of French DJ and music producer David Guetta, won the award for best talent while Francis won the awards for Miss Congeniality, Most Community Spirited, Cooperation Award, and Best Interview.Nikianna Williams of St Vincent and the Grenadines placed second runner up and copped the Photogenic, Best Swimwear, and Best Evening Wear awards.The other seven competitors were Chelsey Hughes of Anguilla, Sheryl Forde of Barbados, Nyanka Samuel Robinson of Grenada, Tabeanna Tuitt of Montserrat, Orngel Erskine of St Kitts & Nevis, Yuana David of St Lucia, and Michelle Sinmues of Venezuela.Miss Dominica 2015, Odessa Eli emerged 1st runner up last year and won the Best Interview award.Miss Dominica and her chaperone Leandra Lander are expected to return home on Saturday 2 July 2016.Dominica has won six Miss Carival titles since the show’s inception in 1985 with the last two titles being won by Leslassa Armour-Shillingford in 2013 and Francine Baron in 2014.last_img read more

Vincent Enyeama Set for Trials with French Ligue 1 Side Dijon

first_imgIn a deal that failed to materialize, he was linked with French Ligue 2 side AJ Auxerre shortly after his departure from Les Dogues. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv goaltender has been inactive for more than a year following his injury in April 2018 and has remained silent about his next move.He was tipped to make a final return to the Super Eagles squad before the recently concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Enyeama was the first player to win the French Ligue 1 African Player of the Season after delivering a stellar performance in the 2013/2014 season.In October 2015, the two-time CAF Champions League winner announced his retirement from international football.RelatedWATCH: Coach Vincent Enyeama Conducts First Training Session For Iris ClubSeptember 18, 2020In “Featured”Dijon Dash Enyeama’s Hopes of Returning to Competitive FootballJuly 31, 2019In “Nigeria”Enyeama Open To Eagles Return (AUDIO)September 13, 2019In “National Team” Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama is set to undergo trials with French Ligue 1 side Dijon FCO, according to reports from France.The former Nigeria captain is yearning to return to competitive football since leaving Lille by mutual consent in August last year, after former manager Marcelo Bielsa told the 36-year-old to look for another club.Enyeama was part of the Nigeria squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations coached by the Late Stephen Keshi.last_img read more

5 Premier League Outcasts Thriving In Serie A

first_imgInter Milan’s supporters cheer ahead of the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs AS Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan on February 26, 2017. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)Football is a funny old game. One club’s flop may be another’s Ballon d’Or winner and vice versa.One of the more interesting aspects of the currently suspended campaign has been the spectacle of several players deemed surplus to requirements in the Premier League revive their careers in Italy’s topflight in the 2019-20 season.Let’s take a look at five such cases.Romelu Lukaku – InternazionaleInter’s Romelu Lukaku jubilates after scoring the goal of 1-0 during the Italian Cup round of 16 match between FC Inter and Cagliari Calcio at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 14 January 2020.After going under-appreciated at Manchester United, being unfairly made a scapegoat for the club’s troubles and ridiculed for his heavy “first touch”, Romelu Lukaku swapped Old Trafford for the San Siro and made the move to Internazionale.He hit the ground running under former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and a return of 17 goals is very impressive for a Serie A rookie.“I made my decision (to leave) around March (2019), and I went to the manager’s (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) office and told him it was time for me to find something else,” Lukaku explained. “I wasn’t performing and I wasn’t playing. I think it was better for both sides to go our separate ways. I think I made the right decision.”No doubt he did.Chris Smalling – RomaJuventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo (R) in action against Roma’s Chris Smalling (L) during the Italian Cup quarter-final between Juventus FC and AS Roma in Turin, Italy, 22 January 2020.When Manchester United signed Harry Maguire for a world record fee from Leicester City at the start of the campaign, someone in their long list of centre-back options had to be moved on.That man was Chris Smalling – another player Red Devils fans loved to hate – who was sent on loan to Roma.Yet the defender, now fondly referred to as ‘Smaldini’, has been one of the best players in his position in Serie A this season and Roma are hopeful of making his deal a permanent one at the Stadio Olimpico.Ashley Young – InternazionaleInter Milan’s defender Ashley Young (R) in action during the Italian Serie A match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 26 January 2020.Manchester United’s campaign to populate Italy with Premier League rejects continued apace when captain Ashley Young signed for Internazionale in the January 2020 window.To be fair to the Red Devils, Young pushed for the transfer when Inter’s interest surfaced, rejecting an extension at Old Trafford to move to Serie A.His decision was no doubt given urgency by the emergence of Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan-Bissaka which meant the prospect of spending more and more time on the bench despite still being an influential figure at the club.His transfer to the Nerazzurri has already proven a successful one, with the 34-year-old veteran slotting seamlessly into Conte’s style of play.Henrikh Mkhitaryan – RomaRoma’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action during the Italian Serie A match between AS Roma and US Lecce at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 23 February 2020.A disappointing spell for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Arsenal ended at the start of this season when the Armenian signed on loan for Roma.Though he has had his struggles with injury this season, a return of six goals and three assists from 13 Serie A appearances suggest that he is adapting well to life at the Giallorossi.“I prefer [manager Paulo] Fonseca’s football because we’re playing very offensively, we’re trying to have the ball all the time here and of course, I like this kind of game,” said Mkhitaryan of playing for Roma.Aaron Ramsey – JuventusJuventus’ Aaron Ramsey in action during the Italian Serie A match Juventus FC vs Parma Calcio 1913 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, 19 January 2020.After 11 years’ service at Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey decided to take on a new challenge and agreed on a high-paying move to Juventus. The Welshman scored on his Serie A debut, though in truth he has struggled with some injury issues and been unable to establish himself as he would like.Nonetheless, there is some promise that Ramsey will become a key man for the Bianconeri under Maurizio Sarri.RelatedMy Striker Is Untouchable – MourinhoOctober 31, 2017In “England”Saturday’s Top European League StatsOctober 22, 2017In “England”Ashley Young: Manchester United Agree Fee For Inter Milan MoveJanuary 17, 2020In “England”last_img read more

Groundwork for water

first_imgTWO public meetings will be held this week to discuss the draft groundwater management plan for the Kooweerup Water Supply…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre

first_imgPictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Eddie Moloney on Cruicerath Flexianna, owned by USA Young Jumpers LLC who came 1st in the 6 Year Old Class with Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine and Lisa Holland, Galway Equestrian Centre. Photo Martina Regan Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Francis Connors on Pembrook Milenia, owned by M. Meller Wrenwood Stables, Winner of the 7 & 8 Year olds class with Barry O’Connor, RDS Committee and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Reganprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email These are the 4,5,6 and 7 year old classes which qualified for this years Dublin Horse Show at Galway Equestrian Centre on Wednesday. Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Niall Mullins on Tink Again, owned by Niall who came 1st in the 5 Year Old Class and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Regan Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Catherine Thornton on Cashmans Diamond owned by Maurice Bingham who came 1st in the 4 Year Old class and Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine. Photo Martina Regan The classes are sponsored by Milltown Company OceanFeed. Pictured at the RDS Qualifiers at Galway Equestrian Centre sponsored locally by OceanFeed Equine are Eddie Moloney on Cruicerath Flexianna, owned by USA Young Jumpers LLC who came 1st in the 6 Year Old Class with Gerry Warren, Sales Manager, OceanFeed Equine and Lisa Holland, Galway Equestrian Centre. Photo Martina Reganlast_img read more

Lis Named Southland Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for First Weekly Award of the Season

first_imgMen’s Tennis Player of the Week – Nikita Lis, LamarLis went 3-0 over the weekend, including leading Lamar to an upset win over 66th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette on the road Saturday. The Kaliningrad, Russia (Lyceum No. 49), native finished the victory for the Cardinals with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Louisiana-Lafayette’s Jarred Wynan at No. 1 singles after teaming up with Michael Feucht for a 6-3  win at the No. 1 doubles spot. The sophomore followed up Saturday’s performance with a win at the No. 1 singles spot against No. 45 LSU, defeating 67th-ranked Tam Trinh 6-4, 2-6, (10-8) after his doubles match went unfinished tied at four a piece. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar sophomore Nikita Lis has been named Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week in the first weekly award of the season, the league office announced Tuesday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

15 days ago​Liverpool coach Achterberg: Alisson has changed Anfield mindset

first_img​Liverpool coach Achterberg: Alisson has changed Anfield mindsetby Ansser Sadiq15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool coach John Achterberg has many positive things to say about the club’s no.1 goalkeeper Alisson Becker.The Brazilian joined last summer from the Reds on the back of high profile howlers from their top two keepers the previous season.He came in and immediately showed his quality, with the club winning the Champions League in his first campaign.And coach Achterberg believes Alisson’s presence has made the Anfield crowd positive about the team’s defence.”I was convinced that if we are going to spend money then Alisson was the No.1 I would sign,” he told the Liverpool Echo.”Obviously what he has done up to now, it has worked out. You’re looking around at the way we play and his movements and you have to say he is the No.1.”Looking at Premier League level, he has worked out this move himself with the qualities he has shown over the years. Obviously these moves need to come off, because you look at David de Gea (at Manchester United), it took one or two years before he was at his level and had the trust.”He only came back into the Manchester United side because the other goalkeeper got injured.”So you don’t have a lot of time to settle because the talking is there all the time and I think Ali and the boss have changed the way the crowd are really with the way they manage and play. Now the crowd is positive from the first second and are not worried if the ball is in the air or the box.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more