Ministry Of Agriculture Continues To Address Seaweed Issue

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Raymond Ryan says they are continuing to address an issue of the spread of sea weed in the waters of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He made this statement in response to a question about the nation’s marine resources, during a recent press briefing.

Mr. Ryan said there is some concern in relation to the spread of the sea weed but currently this is not a major problem.

He said while the spread of sea weed will bring new predators, it also brings with it an increase in fish that improves the yields of local fishermen.
Mr. Ryan said the issue has been discussed on the regional and international level and he is encouraging farmers to use this sea weed for organic fertilizer on their farms.

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