Government Senator Matthew Samuda is calling on the authorities to urgently explore the implementation of measures to give small and medium-sized fisherfolk a better chance of competing with their regional and international counterparts.

He says providing more cost-effective access to fuel and storage facilities are two options.

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Senator Samuda says the best opportunity should be given to fisherfolk in Jamaica to achieve economic prosperity.

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Senator Samuda was making his contribution to debate in the Senate on a bill which proposes to amend the Fisheries Act.

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