Rehabilitation works begin on the Roseau Fisheries Complex facility

The Roseau Fisheries Complex, a gift from the Government of Japan, which was severely destroyed by Hurricane Maria on September 17, 2018, will once again be a hub of fishing activities in the near future.

The Japanese Government is providing further assistance to the Government of Dominica in the form of an EC$30 million grant for the refurbishment and improvement of both the Roseau and Marigot Fisheries facilities.

The first phase of the project – the removal of debris and demolition of damaged structural parts – commenced earlier last week, in preparation for Phase 2 will include the construction and rehabilitation of the Complex to allow for the restoration of the ice-machines, cool storage areas, a demarcated vendors area and office space for the Fisheries Division Unit which is now being accommodated within the Agriculture Ministry at Government Headquarters.

Before Hurricane Maria, the Roseau Fisheries Complex was essential to fishing activities on the island serving over sixty (60) fishers from Scotts Head in the South all the way to St. Joseph with annual catch totalling over one hundred and ten thousand (110,000) lbs of fish.

In the interim, the Fisheries Division has identified alternative areas for the temporary accommodation of the displaced fishers and fish vendors.

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7 Comments

  1. Fisher
    May 5, 2020

    Post hurricane Maria the Japanese Government has provide substantial assistance in other sectors such as Solid Waste, Fire and Ambulance Services, Public Works and others through the UNDP. Rehabilitation of the Roseau Fisheries Complex is essential to enhancing the fisheries sector including provision of ice to maintain catch quality, marketing, processing and an ensuring food safety in regards to vending to the general public.
    It should also be noted that Dominica has not attended the meeting of the International Whaling Commission for over a decade now.

  2. Bring back the kidnapped parrots.
    May 5, 2020

    Does that mean that Japan can now hunt and kill the whales that stay off the west coast and Roseau? Nothing is free there is always pay back, there is always a catch.

    • Fisher
      May 5, 2020

      Post hurricane Maria the Japanese Government has provide substantial assistance in other sectors such as Solid Waste, Fire and Ambulance Services, Public Works and others through the UNDP. Rehabilitation of the Roseau Fisheries Complex is essential to enhancing the fisheries sector including provision of ice to maintain catch quality, marketing, processing and an ensuring food safety in regards to vending to the general public.
      It should also be noted that Dominica has not attended the meeting of the International Whaling Commission for over a decade now.

  3. Air Bus
    May 5, 2020

    OMG, what on earth is a pong?? Has Skerrit introduced new Chinese weight measurements without telling the country? Slowly but surely I get a better understanding why the country is where it is.

    • Eighteen : 3
      May 5, 2020

      Air Bus,
      Chinese nationals and Japanese nationals are not the same it looks like your school was up a mango tree? And how my prime minister Skerrit is doing great things for Dominica keep whinging it’s the trademark of the so-called Workers Whinging party bloody fools.

      • Eagle-Eyed
        May 7, 2020

        @Eighteen: 3, Air Bus might have followed the example of Lennox Linton and dropped out or kicked out of High School (because of his bad behaviour). :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  4. What's to lose
    May 5, 2020

    Good fixing this mirror of the state of agriculture in this likkle ilan. How about fixing the price of fish? Just outside that facility I bought dowad $8 a pong, about half a mile away $10 a pong, inside this fisheries place $16 a pong. If you cannot grow that likkle place for the common good, go find a different job. Too much sitting around without critical thinking. And no I am not from the opposition they too are incapable of critical thinking, but I think we all owe it to them to give them a chance to run this likkle place as the current fellas are in a rut, though they ain’t doing too bad: except for not telling us what’s in those agreements with the Chinese since some countries in Africa are now finding out the hard way losing their sanity and resources literally in their backyards to Chinese people due to those agreements no body knew about. :-o

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