Eat Fish Day Celebrations
In an effort to promote healthy eating, the 5th Annual Eat Fish Day was held in Bioche, on Sunday November 4th, under the theme, “Fish is Brain Food”.
This was also done to help sustain healthy economic activity in the west coast villages and mark the beginning of a month of fish based activities by the St. Peter’s Fisheries Co-operative.
Mr. Francis Paul, President of the St. Peter’s Fisheries Cooperative, says as a nation with limited resources, it is vital that we establish smart partnerships as a way towards economic development.
He says partnership between Government and private institutions can work.
Parliamentary Representative for the Colihaut Constituency, Honourable Ronald Toulon, says regular consumption of fish can reduce the risk of cancers, including colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
The Parliamentary Representative emphasized that fish can be prepared in many different ways, however it is better to be consumed as part of a balanced diet accompanied by vegetables, which we have in abundance in Dominica.
He says if fishing is our profession then we should be well equipped when we come to work, with all the tools necessary to be effective and efficient.
We must also keep proper records so that we are held accountable and we can see if we are making progress.
Honourable Gloria Shillingford, Minister for Community Development encourages all Dominicans to eat fish, not just on that special day but throughout the year as part of a varied diet.
At the event, fish was prepared in numerous ways including baked fish, stewed fish, grilled fish, even stewed turtle was on the menu.