Early morning meeting with Graham Hall, Chair of Sea Fisheries Strategy Working Group. An interesting meeting which will be followed up with further information with regard to our territorial waters and fishing by foreign boats within those areas, as well as conservation measures.

 

Followed by two meetings, one with the MNFU, my first as Minister, a frank and open discussion on where agriculture and in particular the Meat Plant and ADS scheme are going in the future. I hope this will be one of many constructive meetings.

 

Afternoon spent with Officers, in briefings, a very pleasant evening hosting Dr Qunli – Director, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Secretary, Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, who is over to present UNESCO certificate of Island Biosphere status. A great accolade for the Island and I am sure a very useful marketing tool for tourism and produce into the future.