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Fish divide

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nation News – AN official of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says Government may have to consider limiting the number of new fishermen to protect stocks of migratory fish, but a Government minister has dismissed the idea. Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development Denis Kellman said Barbados had the “third largest sea mass” and fishing could be concentrated in any area offshore without overexploiting resources. Secretary at the FAO’s Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission, Raymon van Anrooy, said an increase in the number of fishermen was likely in light of the harsh economic and employment times the island was facing.

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