PR – Former Chief Fisheries Officer Justin Rennie was hired by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, 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 to commence the development and implementation of the transformational goals pertaining to marine resources and the blue economy.
Mr. Rennie has over forty years’ experience working in the fisheries sector. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and minor in Management from 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.
Mr. Rennie’s contractual appointment commenced on 8th November 2022 and will continue for a period of two years during which time he would 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 are 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 and nutrition security for all.
Ministry of Agriculture and Land, Fisheries and Cooperatives…ensuring food and nutrition security.