Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile for Jamaica
- aquatic species caught by country or area, by species items, by
FAO major fishing areas, and year, for all commercial, industrial,
recreational and subsistence purposes. The harvest from mariculture,
aquaculture and other kinds of fish farming is also included.
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands Fisheries Division - The
Fisheries Division is responsible for the conservation and
sustainable utilization of the Jamaica Fisheries resources in a
manner that ensures optimum social and economic benefits to Jamaica.
This is achieved through proper fisheries management involving
research, monitoring of environmental quality, education and
training, enforcement, licensing and registration, data collection
and community outreach. The two major branches are Marine and
Exporters Association -
The Jamaica Exporters’ Association is a
210-member private trade association, governed by a 17 member
elected Board of Directors. The JEA is committed to enhancing the
competitiveness and sustained growth of Jamaica’s non-traditional
export sector, and believes there is a direct correlation between it
and a thriving micro enterprise sector.
AQUASTAT is FAO's global information
system on water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water
Division. It collects, analyses and disseminates data and
information by country and by region. Its aim is to provide users
interested in global, regional and national analyses with
comprehensive information related to water resources and
agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on
countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Information for Jamaica