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October 2019
 

25 October 2019

Conch Close Season Still in Effect...Ministry Warns Against Breaches

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 25 Oct 2019    ICTAdmin   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reminding all fisherfolk, traders and the public at large that the Conch Close Season is still in effect and any breaches of the Close Season Order will be severely penalized in accordance with the Fisheries Act 2018. By way of Ministerial Order the Honourable Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries declared, a Close Season for queen conch (Genus Strombus) for the period March 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The Order states, inter alia, that during the period of the close season, it SHALL be illegal for any...


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Help Us Keep Tropical Race 4 disease out of Jamaica

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 25 Oct 2019    ICTAdmin   
The Tropical Race 4 (TR4) Disease of banana or fusarium wilt is a deadly disease of bananas and plantains. It is caused by the soil-borne fungus, Fusarium oxysporumf.sp.cubense. TR4 is not currently present in Jamaica and it is very important to keep it out of the country. If you see signs of TR4, contact the PQPI Branch at 977-0637 or 977-6401 or the Banana Board at 922-2083 or 383-7235. Click here to visit TR4 webpage.


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Hon Audley Shaw (3rd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, cuts ribbon for expanded seed bank facilities with assistance from Therese Turner-Jones (2nd left), Inter-American Development Bank Country Representative, at a handover ceremony held at the Bodles Research Station in St. Catherine on October 23, 2109. Others from left are Dr. Gregory Robin, Country Representative, CARDI, Dr. Lisa Myers Morgan, Principal Research Director, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Ainsley Henry, Programme Manager, Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track. The seed   facility is retrofitted to allow for extraction, cleaning, quality testing and proper storage of seeds. It was refurbished through grant funding of US$200,000 from the IDB and is the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

Bodles Research Station receives US$200,000 upgraded seed bank facility

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 25 Oct 2019    ICTAdmin   
Jamaica’s agricultural sector’s resilience to climate change has been boosted with the handover of an upgraded US$200,000 seed bank facility at the Bodles Research Station that will improve the station’s ability to increase its seed-producing capacity as well as house seeds of climate-resilient crop varieties. “This is important as it will enable us to have a faster recovery time for the sector in the event of natural disasters as the planting material will now be more readily available for use in the replanting exercises,” said the Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce,...


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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm

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