New international airport may broaden market opportunities for St Vincent, says minister
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The new international airport currently under construction at Argyle in St Vincent and the Grenadines is expected to play a critical role in enhancing the viability of the local fishing industry.
Minister of agriculture, industry, forestry, fisheries and rural transformation, Saboto Caesar, raised the issue during his remarks at the official launch of the 2015 edition of the Fisherman’s month of activities. He pointed out that the fisheries sector cannot achieve its full potential, unless the issue of market access is effectively addressed.
The minister said that investors are likely to be more inclined to get involved in fish exports, once the issue of market access is addressed.
The Fisherman’s month of activities was launched under the theme “Forty Years of Harvest, accept no less, Fish is the best” and the slogan “Put a Fish on Your Dish”. The activities will run for 40 days, culminating on May 25.