A fish fest will be held at the Kingstown Fish Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday.
Toshihiro Hiai, a Japanese volunteer working for the Fisheries Division, Extension Unit, is helping to organise the event as a part of a wider push to revitalise similar events.
“The aim is to revitalise fish fest, and also further involve the general public in the industry,” Hiai told iWitness News.
Hiai said the fish fest will serve deep-fried fish (shark, butterfish, kingfish, jack, etc), fish bake, and breadfruit and fish.
Patrons can also enjoy drinks and music by a DJ.
“There has been less and less fish fest recently in St. Vincent. Therefore I am going to revitalise it. This one is just a first step for further events coming up regularly,” Hiai said.
He said he intends to organise activities during the fishermen’s month and to also hold community-based events throughout the year.
“I am organising the fest, mainly from the marketing perspective, and the National Fisherfolk Organisation will be the main actor in the event,” he said, noting the continued support of the Government of Japan for the fish industry in St. Vincent.