Antigua & Barbuda Fisheries Division (ABFD) – Due to the increase in cases of Dengue fever around the region, the Central Board of Health and the Fisheries Division is appealing to all boat owners to please secure your boats to adhere to the Guidelines for Controlling Mosquitoes at Fisheries Complexes and Fish Landing Sites.
With the increase in rainfall over the past few weeks, it is important to make sure that you adhere to these guidelines to prevent the spread of Dengue Fever.
Guidelines for Controlling Mosquitoes at Fisheries Complexes and Fish Landing Sites – Prevent the spread of Dengue and Chikungunya.
For small inactive boats without a center console, please turn over your boats.
For small inactive boats with center consoles, pleace cover with trapaulin or any other suitable cover; pull cover tightly to prevent it from collecting water.
For small active vessels, please bail out water from your boat every
For large inactive boats on land, ensure that all boat hatches are closed to prevent water from entering the blige.
Ensure that all deck drains (scuppers) are clear to prevent the accumulation of water on the deck.
For large active boats in the water, please make sure to clear bilge water on a regular basis.
For boats using tires as fenders or as adding for dry docking, I holes in the tires to allow water to drain freely. Environmen
Please be aware of your surroundings and make sure that containers are : covered, or turned over when not in use or filled with drainage holes.
Keep your enviroment clean lie. free from bushes, litter and garbagel; these serve as habitats for mosquitoes and other vectors.
In cases where there are high levels of adult mosquitoes, please contact the Central Board of Health or Fisheries Division.