The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will today be signing an agreement with Rainforest Seafood.
Rainforest Seafood is the Caribbean’s largest processor and supplier of premium quality seafood. The agreement will create an establishment of a fish packaging facility here.
The company with headquarters in Jamaica will construct a state-of-art processing facility valued at 9Million E.C dollars.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves last year said the company will engage in the export of seafood products and, in smaller quantities service the tourism market in St Vincent.
In August 2017 Rainforest Seafoods announced they would be expanding their reach to markets in the eastern hemisphere with the development of the new processing centre at Calliaqua.
The factory will service Europe, Asia, and North America. Rainforest St Vincent will employ 50 fishermen directly and 200 fishermen indirectly.
The St Vincent factory will be approximately 20,000 square feet and equipped to process multiple species of seafood indigenous to SVG including, including, but not limited to, lobster, conch, tuna, snapper, and other fish.
With headquarters in Jamaica their operations span the islands of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and Belize.
The signing of Rainforest Seafood, was held at the VIP Lounge of the Argyle International Airport.