The local fish market will be moving to the South Terminal on Harbour Drive from its previous location on North Church Street.
The premier announced the move on Friday.
On Tuesday, in a brief statement posted on its Facebook page, the Port Authority said the move to the cruise-ship terminal will be temporary, and said it is anticipated that operations at the fish market will commence operations next week.
“This will allow the local fishermen to have a safe environment from which to conduct business. They will be setting out and guiding the customer flow pattern to ensure social distancing is maintained by their customers,” the statement said.
The Port Authority urged the public to cooperate with the sellers at the fish market to help them meet the requirements.
“The venue is on the roadside, so it is easy to see and reach, and there are restrooms available to the public during their operating times,” it added.
On Monday, some of the COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed as Cayman moved from its Level 5 maximum suppression stage to Level 4 high suppression phase.
This change saw the reopening of some local businesses for delivery and kerbside operations only.
The premier stated on Friday that the updated regulations allowed commercial fishing to be undertaken in local waters. It will be catches from these commercial fishing vessels that will be sold at the market.
“Fishing boats refer only to commercial fishing vessels that go out to sea for days on end or sometimes weeks on end, and return and sell their catch here,” he said. “They are owned generally by Caymanians but crewed generally by Hondurans, and they will not, as has been the case, be allowed off the vessel while they are here. They are usually here for three or four days to distribute their catch and then they go back to sea.”
The fish market, as well as the farmers market, were granted permission to resume operations as long as social distancing and health guidelines were followed.