The Gleaner’s Hospitality Jamaica recently published an article about the success of the Bluefields Bay Fish Sanctuary and the challenges that local fishers face. Click here to link to the article.
The Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society is seeking to hire a Supervisor to support the Fish Sanctuary Project General responsibilities for this position include: Assist with fundraising Report writing and budget preparation Support ongoing projects regarding the Bluefields Bay Special Fishery Conservation Area Oversee Game Warden shift changes Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability: Good […]
There are currently small groups of craft artisans in various crafts all over the parish of Westmoreland. In Bluefields Bay, the craft artisans if given the opportunity through training, could offer a distinct brand to local and tourist visitors. A consultant with the Jamaica Business Development Center (JBDC), hired by The Caribsave Partnership, came to […]
A dedication ceremony for the new Bluefields Basic School was held on January 12, 2013 to celebrate the hard work of the Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society in partnership with Food for the Poor and the Urban Development Commission of Jamaica.
The BBFFS is partnering with Food for the Poor and The Government of Jamaica (UDC and Ministry of Education) to construct the first cement block basic school in Westmoreland. Building works for the new Bluefields Basic School began on Sunday December 9, 2012. The site is located on Mount Edgecombe, Westmoreland. The site was cleared and a […]
Check out this new video taken in the fish sanctuary of the EcoReefs (installed last year) and the coral reefs! Special thanks to Dr. Charles Eyles for providing the BBFFS with this fantastic video.
On November 9 2012, The CARIBSAVE Partnership (CARIBSAVE) hosted an event to launch the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership (C-Fish) Initiative from the Belmont Fishing Beach in Bluefields. The event included the official signing of 4 grants worth approximately USD$ 400,000 between CARIBSAVE and four beneficiary community-based organizations, who have mandates to manage a total of […]
The Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society announces the second annual Bluefields Bay Marine Conference and Festival. This event is the first of its kind to feature a grassroots effort to bring together marine interests around the country to discuss and address environmental and health issues that impact both the fishing and tourism industry in Jamaica. […]