The Government is taking steps to provide insurance coverage for the island’s fisherfolk.

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says the Ministry has met with two major insurance firms to finalize plans for the provision of health and general coverage.

He was speaking during a recent meeting at the Old Harbour Bay Baptist Church in St. Catherine.

The Agriculture Minister says he hopes to make an announcement soon.

Mr. Green says the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry is encouraging more inland fishing to ensure the industry’s sustainable growth, while adding that ongoing stakeholder training will be provided in order to safeguard the sector’s future.

Floyd Green, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.