June 24 — Director of Fisheries on Nevis Lemuel Pemberton advised fishers on Nevis that they should pay close attention to any weather related advisories issued By Disaster Management Officials. According to Pemberton, fishers should pay particular attention this hurricane season since it had been touted By top weather officials to be a year with heightened activity. There are reportedly 150 registered boat captains on Nevis, but the actual total of fishermen throughout the island falls in the region of 300, most of whom were unregistered. The 2010 hurricane season began on June 1st and concludes on November 30th. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) hurricane outlook issued in May, an active to extremely active hurricane season was expected for the Atlantic Basin and with every hurricane season, the outlook underscored the importance of having a hurricane preparedness plan in place. The Organization said its scientists would continue to monitor evolving conditions in the tropics and had planned to issue an updated hurricane outlook in early August just prior to what is historically the peak period for hurricane activity.