Bioche to host National Eat Fish Day

Launch of Eat Fish Day on Wednesday

The 5th Annual National Eat Fish Day celebration is to be held in the village of Bioche on Sunday November 4.

The event is being organized by the St Peter’s Fishing Cooperative and is dubbed “Fish is Brain Food.”

President of the national Eat Fish Day committee, Francis Paul, told a press conference on Wednesday that the staging of the event continues to showcase Dominica’s fishing heritage and highlights the vital importance of fish in the lives of Dominicans.

He is hoping the initiative would help develop the economy of the small villages in the area.

“Our objective is three fold, first we want to promote the eating of fish and we have been saying over and over that we want to encourage people to eat healthy, we also think it’s important that we need to develop the economies of the small villages and if we can encourage more people to eat fish we will have more fishermen bringing more fish and they will be getting income from that,” Francis said.

He is encouraging Dominicans to turn out in large numbers to sample some of the different ways in which fish is prepared.

Several groups and individuals are expected to perform at Sunday’s event including a live performance from the Triple Kay Band.

Meantime, Chief Fisheries officer Andrew Magloire says the Eat Fish Day initiative has had a remarkable impact on the consumption patterns of fish in Dominica.

He noted the event has also created a greater demand on fishers to produce more fish.

“If we do these programs what we are actually doing is exposing the entire Dominican public to a multiplicity in terms of the various ways in which they can consume fish outside of the traditional “Coubouyon” fry-fish that we do in Dominica,” he said.

The committee says it will again this year partner with different nationals to prepare a variety of dishes using fish.

Blue balloon signifies location of Bioche on the western coast of Dominica

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21 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 5, 2012

    Love Bioche nice village.

  2. Anonymous
    November 5, 2012

    I miss my grandmother’s fish broth.

  3. Anthony Ismael
    November 2, 2012

    Times like this make me wish I was home right now. Great idea. I could eat some red fish right now.

  4. DOMTIGUAN
    November 2, 2012

    this information on the map is wrong..where they said is zicack is actually portsmouth central,where they refer to as portsmouth is actually glanvillia..zicack and chance is just the same place

  5. african queen
    November 2, 2012

    wish i was living in da i could have taken that lime again just fedex all my fish for me will be waiting and may i say i sure be there next year.GOOD LUCK

  6. Anonymous
    November 2, 2012

    mwen kay la! bioche here i come baby. hey can i have parking reserved for me?

  7. Healthy
    November 2, 2012

    We Dominicans have gotten too lazy. We don’t want to cook, eating all these fast foods. We are going to have shortened. Lives, with a lot of diseases. We need to build our economy, have internal and external markets for our fish and produce, and the fishermen would be more encouraged. Were is the fish-broth, smoke fish, fry fish, and all the wonderful things we could do with fish. I live in the US, when they say fresh fish, they don’t really have that. They have stale, frozen, fish on ice.
    We have the best in Dominica. Let’s support each other with fresh, from the Land and Sea. Government can’t do everything, but they have to help in getting international markets for our Fish and Produce Everytime I come to Dominica, I don’t eat anything that is not local. “Keep Pressing On,Don’t Give Up”.

  8. Anonymous
    November 2, 2012

    Boy I from Dublanc and Bioche, living in Canada for too long! wish I had some balawh fwey! Good initiative, shows progress!

    • Logic
      November 2, 2012

      Move to Nova Scotia ,New foundland,Halifax relocte you will see DA’s few fish volumes is childs play we doh know nut-ting about fish in abundance.

  9. An observer
    November 1, 2012

    Boy some of us really something else. If the roads to small and no parking, my dear stay at your home, or find a better place with larger roads and plenty parking.

  10. way papa
    November 1, 2012

    way papa… good initiative. mr andrew magloire, my prayers are with you, they cant keep a good man down,jaloussie se met sourcier… glad to see you back on the scene… wish the national eat fish day every success and hope the people of bioche benefit tremendously from this… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  11. lime fan
    November 1, 2012

    how people going to move freely in that village it is so small with one narrow road to go in and out with no place to park your vehilce

    • Just Saying
      November 1, 2012

      This is not the first time it is being held in Bioche,,, no one had issue with parking or moving about… stupes

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2012

      They have a two-lane exit from the Coastal Road under construction.. just for the occasion! 8-O

    • Event Planner
      November 2, 2012

      That is a very valid concern especially given the large number of visitors to the island who might be attending. While it is probably too late for this year’s event, I humbly suggest that for the next time this event is held, the committee should consider hiring buses to take people in and out of the village. For people who want to drive part of the way, there could be one or more parking areas from which they could catch the bus to and from the event e.g. Macoucherie.
      This will:
      1) ease the traffic congestion thereby making it safer for all
      2) allow more people who do not have their own transportation or those who do but do not want to drive there, to attend.
      3) minimize the drinking and driving that we all know will occur
      4) put some money in the pockets of the bus drivers.

      I see the foregoing as a win-win for all. By the way, this could be done for other such festvals as well.

  12. praise
    November 1, 2012

    i will be there god’s will…:)

  13. Just Saying
    November 1, 2012

    I like this… Triple Kay, DJ FLip, R.S. Digital

  14. Just Saying
    November 1, 2012

    Alright………………..

  15. Piper
    November 1, 2012

    Francis….your initiative is well intentioned. However I noticed that people consume a large amount of large tuna in Dominica. Given the high mercury content of large tuna, people should limit the amount of that (an other large predator fish) in their diet.

    • Nika
      November 1, 2012

      Do you have proof that Dominica fish have Mecury???

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2012

      8-O

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