By Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): As World Fisheries Day approaches on Saturday (November 21) the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Resources is announcing the reopening of the Basseterre Fisheries Complex as part of activities to mark the occasion.
The Basseterre Fisheries Complex reopens on Friday (November 20) at 8 am.
World Fisheries Day celebrates the contribution of small scale fisherfolk to food, nutrition, and income security for millions of people around the world.
On November 2, a press release from the Ministry stated that it was investigating reports of fish poisoning in St Kitts, particularly at the Basseterre Fisheries Complex. In this regard the ministry suspended its Fresh Fish Program until the source of the alleged poisoning was discovered.
It added that all the necessary steps to address the reports were being taken including the removal of all fish from the complex and the sanitization of the facility.
WINN contacted Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Ron Dublin -Collins on Tuesday (November 17) and asked about the status of the investigations into the reported fish poisoning that affected 15 people on St. Kitts and five on Nevis, according to media reports.
He told WINN that he was still awaiting a report on the issue and a press release would be issued shortly.