Fisheries Cooperatives promote fishing during Fisheries Month

As part of activities to mark International Year of Cooperatives 2012, November has been declared Fisheries Month in Dominica.

To observe the month, the Fisheries Cooperatives on the island are undertaking a number of initiatives to highlight the importance of fishing in Dominica and of fish as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The activities kicked off with an ‘Eat Fish Day’ held at Bioche on November 4, which was organized by the St. Peters Fisheries Cooperative.

Two forums, one on November 12 at the Roseau Fisheries Complex and the other on November 19 at the Marigot Fisheries Complex, have been organized by the National Association of Fisher Folk Cooperative, to sensitize the fishermen and fish vendors on the importance of pursuing fishing as a business.

There will also be a school tour during the month to inspire families and children to make fish a major part of the household diet.

The Fond St. Jean Fisheries Cooperative will also,  on Thursday November 22, at the Fond St. Jean Fisheries Complex, host primary and secondary school children from the communities of Fond St. Jean, Pitite Savanne, Bagatelle, Pichelin, Bellevue Chopin and Grandbay to expose them to the possibility of taking up careers in fishing.

In an effort to continue promoting the consumption of fish and to create of different ways in which it can be prepared, fish nights are being planned for the Marigot Fisheries Complex on Friday November 16, hosted by the North Eastern Multipurpose Cooperative, at Portsmouth Fisheries Complex on Saturday November 24, hosted by St. John’s Fisher Folk Cooperative and at the Roseau Fisheries Complex on Friday November 30, hosted by the National Association of Fisher Folk Cooperative and the Newtown Fisheries Cooperative.

As part of the approach the Japanese experts from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have already provided training in preparing some of those dishes and the local trained personnel will be responsible for providing a promotion of new dishes such as fish fingers, fish pies and fish rolls among the public in the Roseau area. Other dishes will include smoked fish salad, steamed kawang, fried fish served with breadfruit chips, fish paleau and stuffed plantain.

Both at Marigot and Portsmouth savoury dishes will be served such as steamed fish, fish water, fish in coconut sauce, broth and grilled fried and steamed fish served with a choice of banan paize or sauté breadfruit with vegetables.

The aim of the Fisheries Cooperative Month is to highlight the importance of fishing in Dominica and that of fish as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 15, 2012

    Look some nice tansh!!!

  2. Justice and Truth
    November 15, 2012

    I love to eat fish. I would love some of those fishes. They are what we call fresh fish, right from the sea and healthy to eat. They are one of Dominica’s natural resources.
    I heard we should eat fish at least three times a week. I try to eat it twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. This is also in remembrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s Passion and Death. His Passion commenced on Wednesday and He died on Friday. Today it is not mandatory on ordinary days, except Fridays in Lent but I developed the habit of doing so. For this reason, I do not generally eat egg, chicken and meat on Fridays unless it slipped me :) or if I go out for lunch/dinner, depending on the occasion.
    When I resided in DA we, my family, generally ate fish from Monday to Friday; on occasion, chicken. We ate beef on Sundays. You know how expensive beef is.
    When I came to Canada, at a place I first worked, employees had the option of choosing fish for their Friday meal in the cafeteria. I always chose fish. The people of Canada/Toronto were more religious previously. Godlessness reigns here too and too much of it. Some of those who migrated here as also non-Christians added to it.
    Fish is the best. It is healthy and yes, it can be prepared in many ways. I could never get tired of eating fish and different ones. Sumptious! My mouth is watering for some fish right now. :lol:
    Beef is expensive in all countries. These days, I do not have much of a taste for beef. I could do without it. I heard that beef does not digest easily and properly. It remains in the body for a long time. Chicken and fish are recommended but mostly fish.
    Have fun and eating fish and enjoying eating it in various ways. Fish is good for us. :)

    • PoV
      November 15, 2012

      It must be painful being around you. Do you have any idea how boring you are?

  3. Ericx
    November 14, 2012

    What else would they be promoting,.. hunting? op op op doe answer that….one ting the Roseau fishries does av some serious amount of fish eh. But the price of fish TOO dan high.

  4. african queen
    November 14, 2012

    braff die there look nice fish papa i would like some.to go with dry dasheen and fig

  5. funnyface28
    November 14, 2012

    well done guys! i really hope this becomes an annual event.

  6. patriot
    November 14, 2012

    it is heartening to know that the general population is being sensitive of the importance of Fishing.Growing up many years ago a fisherman was regarded an outcast among other trades.WE should go back to the drawing board and encourage an aggresive move back to Fishing and Farming.Cocoa,Coffee,Vanilla,Lime are in great demand on the World Market and fetch a high price.Over the years our prime land is quickly turning into a concrete jungle.We need zoning ,whereby areas are set aside for particular development.Aquaculture is one also which we have not agressively pursued inspite of our great water supply.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 15, 2012

      Even some species of fishes are becoming extinct.

      • Albert joeseph
        November 15, 2012

        Which species

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