18 February 2022 - Searchlight - Editorial
SEARCHLIGHT welcomes the initiative to carry out a baseline assessment study of the marine resources of St Vincent and the Grenadines which was launched earlier this week. The study is being carried out by the Blue Marine Foundation with the generous support of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Environment Fund, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
In recent years more and more attention has been paid to matters related to marine resources globally, under the broad heading of the Blue Economy. This encompasses all the resources, including valuable minerals, of the seabed and ocean floor. For countries like ours with very limited land resources, the biodiversity of our marine resources is of critical importance to our developmental thrust.