Yonique Gordon, winner of the Name the System competition, received her award from Morris Lawrence, project manager for the Fisheries Licensing and Registration System, at the recent National Fisheries Authority handover ceremony. Photo: JIS
Kingston, Jamaica – The National Fisheries Authority (NFA) chose the name for its soon-to-be-implemented online fishing license and registration system after a naming competition among staff.
It was decided that the system would be called IrieFINS (Jamaica’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Information System).
The winner of the competition was Licensed and Registered Clerk Yonique Gordon, with a first prize of $25,000.
About her entry, Gordon wrote: Their purpose is to provide balance, protection, and the ability to direct movement to fish. I believe that is the purpose of creating this system. “
Dr. Zhara Oliphant, NFA’s Principal Director of Fisheries Compliance Licensing and Statistics, said the goal of the competition was to get employees to come up with a name that captures the essence of what the new system does.
“The people who will most benefit from the system we are developing are our fishermen, fish farmers and industry players. will allow you to apply online,” she said.
Meanwhile, the IrieFINS logo contest has been launched among public sector workers.
Dr. Oliphant said the competition aims to enable public sector workers to participate in implementing systems that will transform the way the NFA serves its stakeholders.
“I hope to see some nice entries in the logo competition as well. Please submit graphic designs for logos that match the IrieFINS name and what the system stands for,” she added.
For more information on the logo contest, including prizes and deadlines, please visit:
The NFA and the Department of Finance and the Transformational Implementation Division of Public Services are working together to implement a new fishing license and registration system.
Stakeholders in the fishing sector can expect faster processing times for license and registration applications under the new system. Applicants can also track the status of their application and download the license to their smartphone.