An Eat Fish event is currently underway in Portsmouth, geared at educating residents on the social and economic value of fishing as a business.
The event is organized by the Fisheries Division in collaboration with St John’s Fisherfolk Cooperative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and a number of other stakeholders.
Chief Fisheries Officer, Andrew Magloire, said the event will also focus on the utilization of Lionfish as a valuable source of protein.
“It’s really an extension of a program we have been doing in schools and we want to play close attention to Dominica and meeting our food requirement from local production. We also notice over the years that children don’t like fish and part of our efforts is to try and change that,” he said.
Fifteen students from the Roosevelt Douglas, St John’s, Savanne Paille and Clifton Primary schools will also prepare and display fish dishes that will form part of a recipe competition.
“We want to ensure that in preparation of their dishes, they use only local components. This means were are also contributing to the agricultural sector by ensuring that we are getting the consciousness out there that we can be self sufficient,” he added.
The theme of the event is “More Brain Power – Eat Fish.”