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March, 2017

  • 16 March

    What’s Wrong in Paradise?

    I am a Canadian, a marine biologist and former professor at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. I have been coming to the Abaco’s since 1967, built my dream home on Man O War in 2007, and now I spend the winter here. Since 1967 I have been walking the shores and diving on the reefs around MOW and Elbow Cay. I used to bring my students annually so they could experience tropical marine biology and we could study the ecosystem. Things have changed over the years but nothing like they have since 2010.

  • 16 March

    Conch Population Declining

    Conchservation’s goal is to educate fisherman on best fishing practices, encourage consumers to purchase legally harvested conch, influence policy with the best available science, protect the Queen Conch habitat in Marine Protected Areas and launch ‘Conchious’ movement involving restaurants and vendors.

January, 2017

  • 12 January

    New Fly Fishing Regulations Implemented

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources made the announcement on Friday, January 6 2017 advising the public that the new regulations governing fly fishing will come into effect on Monday, January 9, 2017. The announcement noted that “all persons above the age of twelve who wish to engage in …

  • 12 January

    Agricultural Development and Environmental Health for The Bahamas Part IV

    There are several points I would like to make in this final letter and they relate to the natural environment around us, the establishment of a healthy primary production environment (agriculture and fishing), and the protection of both.

  • 4 January

    Agricultural Development and Environmental Health for The Bahamas Part III

    The reality of investing in Bahamian agriculture is 'harsh' because of the nature of our natural and economic environments. There is little that can be done with our natural surroundings, but the economic one may certainly be modified.

December, 2016

  • 15 December

    Agricultural Development and Environmental Health for The Bahamas Part II

    Following from the first part of my discourse (See Nov 15 Paper) I would take the opportunity to examine the input of the government of The Bahamas to developing an agricultural sector since Independence in 1973.

February, 2015

  • 12 February

    FAO Assists Marine Policy Development

    The Department of Marine Resources (DMR), in conjunction with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), held a presentation to engage local fishermen in the work of creating the framework for the sustainable management of The Bahamas’ marine resources.

August, 2014

  • 29 August

    Marine Resources Indicates Numbers are Up

    The crawfish season is off to a strong start which bodes well for fishermen according to Abaco Fisheries Officer Jeremie Saunders, noting that a report from Marine Resources in Nassau said that Abaco between 25,000 to 30,000 lbs on the first day of the season.

  • 21 August

    Early crawfish reports optimistic  

    Though it is still early into the 2014 crawfish season initial reports from various persons in the industry indicate that this season will be better than the last season.

  • 21 August

    Four American citizens arraigned in the Magistrate Court for Breach of the Fisheries Act  

    Reports are that on Monday, August 11, 47 year old George Fritzgerald, 20 year old Tyler Fritzgerald, 39 year old Cammy Fritzgerald and 39 year old Jennifer Taylor, all United States citizens were arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones in Court #2.