THE new Fisheries Department building adjacent to the Agriculture Department in Stanley was officially opened by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Jeremy Browne on Tuesday afternoon.
Falkland Islands Fisheries Association Chair Cheryl Roberts with Director of Natural Resources John Barton and Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office Jeremy Browne
Mr Browne unveiled a plaque and gave a short speech in front of the Director of Natural Resources John Barton and representatives of the Falklands fishery including local fishing companies, Fisheries Department staff and vessel captains.
Mr Browne said although his visit was primarily related to the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war commemorations and celebrations, it was also a great opportunity to get a wider sense of the overall economy, and how people make a living here.
He said celebrating anniversaries was important but the big prize was,"a viable strong economic future for the people of the Islands."
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