Antigua to get new prominence from Aquaculture

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
21 August 2007, at 1:00am

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - Antigua and Barbuda may be used as a model for the Caribbean to showcase the construction of fish farms and aquaculture business.

According to Dr. Evelyn Weekes, one of the aims of the United Nations grant for individuals involved in fish farming is for them to spread the initiative throughout the country.

Weekes described this venture as an opportunity for everyone and said that she is trying to get as many people as possible to invest in the business.

“We are trying to more or less create a level playing field by involving people in investing in their own business,” Weekes said.

“We waste a lot of time on foreign investment to come in and sometimes it’s not beneficial to us.”

Weekes is currently setting up a demonstration farm for the Antigua and Barbuda Fishermen Co-operative Society Ltd., in Freetown as part of a project funded by the United Nations (UN) while Parliamentary Representative of All Saints West Chanlah Codrington is awaiting a grant from them to also have a farm in his constituency.

Source: Antigua Sun