The St. Kitts Department of Marine Resources will deliver a presentation on current Fisheries Regulations on Wednesday February 22nd at 12 pm at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Kimberley Stewart, a Professor at the University and a member of the Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, in an interview on Tuesday’s edition Kyss FM’s Morning Mix said that the event is being held in collaboration with the two other organizations, namely the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Scuba Club and the Sea Turtle Monitoring Network.
She said the event is open to the general public and explain its importance.
“We are very fortunate here in St. Kitts and Nevis to have access to the marine environment, whether it be water or the beach 24 hours a day, seven days a week and I found that often that we are unaware of the regulations that may apply to some of our activities. So it is very import that we have the opportunity to discuss with the department of Marine resources these regulations and apprise ourselves of what we should be doing, so that we can behave responsible and promote sustainability within the marine environment.”
She disclosed that Mr. Randall Thompson and Mr. Frank Farrell of the Marine Department will facilitate the proceeding and deliver a one hour presentation on the federation’s marine regulations. “Following the presentation there will be an open forum for questions and discussions.
During the presentation they will address regulations relating to boating and safety, lobster fishing, turtle catching and other forms of fishing involving pots and poles.
Persons interested in learning about these regulations and how they affect their water and beach activities such as diving, fishing, snorkeling, etc. are invited to participate. Dr. Stewart said “If you would like to attend please RSVP to email@example.com.”