Children’s fishing clinic dubbed a success

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Preteens who have early sustainable fishing experience are more likely to become good fishers and demonstrate a higher level of environmental stewardship.

That is why the fisheries division has launched the first ever children’s fishing clinic at the Portsmouth Fisheries Centre.

The programme has been running since the 12th of July and will end tomorrow, Thursday 21st July, 2011.

Mr. Harold Guiste, acting chief fisheries officer, hopes that it will produce high level fishermen.

The program will allow the children aged 9 to 12 to learn fishing ethics, angling skills, marine biology, among others.

The main funder of the program is Ms. Reneta Siegenthler, a Swiss national living in Dominica who contributed almost fifty percent of the funds.

Other funding came from the National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit, University of Florida, Al Dive, Rodney Smith Anglers Association of Florida, Portsmouth beach hotel, youth division, Garraway Enterprises, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and dive Dominica.

Written by Nisha Charles

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