The traditional art of fishing from the rocks is being resurrected through the efforts of the North West Development Authority (NWDA).
The organisation has extended an open invitation to everyone throughout Grenada to test their skills on Saturday, June 27 in the first ever “Grassroots Rock Fishing and Cooking Competition.”
The first part of the competition which is fishing from the coastline off the rocks from Cherry Hill to Brizan in St. George’s begins from as early as 5:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
The catch is then weighed between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. at Dragon’s Bay in Moliniere, St. George’s.
NWDA is encouraging conservation of the fish stock along that coastline.
The body is also advising participants that in the interest of conservation fish that is caught and weighing under half pound, would not be accepted.
The other part of the competition on that day at Dragon’s Bay is a cooking competition which takes place from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
This event will be judged in three categories which include broth, fry and grill.
Registration forms costing $20.00 can be collected from any of the grocery shops in North West St. George’s, House of Lords on Melville Street, St. George’s, and at Nikki’s Shoe Shop on Halifax Street in St. George’s.
The forms must be returned on the evening of June 26 at Dragon’s Bay where competitors will be given a briefing on the competition.
Public Relations Officer of NWDA, Cecil McQueen said the day’s event seeks to help people to earn a livelihood by creating opportunities for food security.
McQueen said it is his organisation’s intention to encourage people to use the resources that are available in Grenada wisely to enhance their earning capacity.