Grenada: Former Fisheries Officer Retained as Technical Specialist in the Division of Fisheries
Grenada: Former Fisheries Officer Retained as Technical Specialist in the Division of Fisheries Picture Courtesy: GIS Grenada

Grenada: The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands hired former Chief Fisheries Officer Justin Rennie, Fisheries and Co-operatives as Technical Specialist with responsibility for Fisheries, Marine Resources and the Blue Economy.

This appointment comes as the Ministry moves towards improving the overall management and functioning of the Fisheries Division and commencing the development and implementation of the transformational goals pertaining to marine resources and the blue economy.

Rennie has over forty years of experience working in the fisheries sector. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics as well as a minor in Management from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He has attended numerous training programmes and holds Certificates in areas such as Value Chain Approach in Caribbean Fisheries, Ocean Governance and Blue Growth, Fisheries Law and Management, Project Cycle Management, Fishery Development and Management and Planning and Managing Fishing Ports and Markets.

He has also attended several regional and international seminars, workshops, and conferences focusing on Fisheries Management and Development, Fisheries Data Management, Fisheries Extension Methodology and Human Resource Management and Development.

Rennie’s contractual appointment commenced on 8th November 2022 and will continue for two years, during which time he will provide advisory services to the Minister, spearhead the re-organisation and upgrade of the Fisheries Division, the review, development, and implementation of policies pertaining to the fisheries sector, the mainstreaming of marine resources and the blue economy into the Division, as well as undertake some of the functions normally done by the Chief Fisheries Officer. The post of Chief Fisheries Officer and other senior positions in the Division of Fisheries is currently vacant, and there is a severe lack of capacity within that Division.

The Government of Grenada is committed to providing leadership to a fully functional, adequately staffed, policy-oriented and customer-focused fisheries division and the transformation of the agriculture and fishing sectors as it seeks to ensure food security for all.

Ministry of Agriculture and Land, Fisheries and Cooperatives ensuring food and nutrition security.