The National Fisheries Authority (NFA) will be developing a new registration and licensing system that will allow fishers, fish farmers and other stakeholders to register using their electronic devices.
This announcement was made by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, during his 2021/22 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on May 12.
The new system will be financed by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan of US$1.2 million to the Ministry of Finance’s Transformation Implementation Unit. It is slated to be completed by the end of 2023.
“This new system will allow persons to be able to register from anywhere, anytime, using their personal electronic devices,” the Minister said.
Mr. Green pointed out that the system targets compliance of up to 80 per cent, over three years.
It is aimed at making interactions with the Ministry’s relevant stakeholders more efficient.