Fishers celebrate 46th Fisherman’s Day activities on Monday
May 26, 2023
Fishers celebrate 46th Fisherman’s Day activities on Monday

Fishers throughout the length and breadth of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will on Whit Monday, May 29, head to the seas in an effort to be named the country’s top fisher.

This will be the culmination of activities marking the 46th anniversary of Fisherman’s Day and the celebrations will take place at the Calliaqua Fisheries Centre.
The event is this year being held under the theme “Our Livelihood, Our Industry – Let us protect it through the Blue Economy”. The slogan is “Make Our Future Bright, Fish Right!”

Registration for the event began on Monday, May 22, and official activities are expected to start this Sunday, May 21 with a church service at the New Testament Church in Clare Valley at 10:00 a.m.

Today, Friday May 26, a number of competitions- including a row boat fishing competition will be held, along with a “Fish Night”. This is a collaborative endeavour between the Fisherman’s Day Committee and the South Leeward Carnival Development Committee.

Yesterday, Thursday, May 25, the Agricultural Input Warehouse/Kingstown Fish Market hosted Grade 3 students of the Kingstown Anglican School for an educational tour of the facilities. A fish filleting competition was also held yesterday .

As well today, Friday, May 26, there will be health screening at the Kingstown Fish Market for fisherfolk and vendors.

And, the longest serving vendor/fisherman, and an employee of the Kingstown Fish Market will be recognized during an award ceremony, today, May 26, while an award will be given to the fisherman who lands the largest total catch for the week.

A seafood exhibition is scheduled to be held on the premises of the Girls’ High School (GHS) in Arnos Vale,also today from 1:00 p.m.

Last year, Earl Medford, in his boat “Humble Me” returned the heaviest catch of 411 pounds in Class 1, to cop the 2022 Fisherman of the Year title in the June, 6, scaled down competition.

He won, among other things, a brand new boat engine donated by Rainforest SVG.