The fishing industry is getting a boost in the Soufriere Constituency.
A Fishers Programme for Soufriere, Scott’s Head and Galleon will soon come on stream.
Hon. Parliamentary Representative for the Soufriere Constituency, Ian Pinard made the announcement at Wednesday’s village council meeting.
“We are going to see the construction of up to ten 20ft fiberglass boats,” he announced.
According to the Minister, these boats will be equipped with iceboxes and outboard motors.
“The criteria are that fishermen must be between the ages of 18 and 45. They must be serious registered fishermen from the Soufriere Constituency.
He added that the selected fishers will sign three year contracts and pay $350 monthly of which $250 will go towards a revolving fund and the balance towards the boat’s insurance policy.
Application forms are available at DLP Constituency Offices in Pointe Mitchel and Soufriere.
The programme will cost Government some $250,000.
Construction of the boats will begin this month.